COMMENT: Managerial farce has become the norm at Blackburn Rovers

AT any other football club you would say the latest managerial twist at Ewood Park was unbelievable. At Blackburn Rovers, you almost take Michael Appleton’s sacking as the norm.

Just where does it all stop? You can’t help thinking the continued farce will never come to an end until owners Venky’s are just a horrible memory in the club’s history.

No one can say the owners aren’t throwing money at their ‘toy’ - too much probably - but the lack of any real footballing knowledge means they continue to make massive mistake after massive mistake.

Fair enough, Appleton was certainly pulling up no trees as Rovers boss but a huge injury list surely had some part to play in a recent dismal run of results.

Appleton isn’t the only boss who was struggled to achieve at the club, in fact every single one has failed under these owners. Doesn’t that tell us all that there is far more wrong with the football club than the identity of the manager?

The reason Eric Black was never given an opportunity as full time boss, after stepping in as caretaker from Steve Kean, was he told them the squad simply wasn’t good enough to get then promoted. Thanks but no thanks Eric was the reply.

After the Henning Berg experiment - driven by global advisor Shebby Singh - Appleton was given the nod, mainly due to the recommendations of directors Derek Shaw and Paul Agnew.

With Singh completely out of the loop, Appleton was given the green light to start rebuilding the club from top to bottom - a job he insisted he would need at least a summer to complete.

Now, not even halfway through his rebuild, he has become the latest managerial victim with Shaw and Agnew this time not involved in the decision making process and Singh taking the lead.

Farce, shambles and humiliating spring to mind.

This football club is a ship without a rudder and is sinking without trace the longer the shambles continues.

It was not long ago that Blackburn Rovers were a proud football club with some of the very best administrators in the game. Now, well the last two and half years tells its own story.

You can’t help feeling things are going to get worse before they get better as well, with many not realising the financial implications of the Ewood circus.

With the money already spent on the squad this season, Rovers will be making significant monthly losses and now they have to shell out for another managerial pay-off.

I like, respect and rate Gary Bowyer but what a job he has on his hands to now keep this football club in the Championship.

Rovers have long since needed stability and that is almost an impossible dream under owners Venky’s.

I still have no doubt their hearts are in the right place but, until they sort out the structure of the football club and get ‘football people’ running the football club, things are never going to get better.

When people used to hear the name Blackburn Rovers, it was associated with professionalism, respect and jealousy.

Now the club has become football’s laughing stock but for the people who matter, the fans, there is nothing funny as they watch their club die before their eyes.

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2:31pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Donmartin says...

Farcically this could be the catalyst for more farcical farces.

Farce Off Venkys.

Arte et Labore.
Farcically this could be the catalyst for more farcical farces. Farce Off Venkys. Arte et Labore. Donmartin

2:37pm Tue 19 Mar 13

RoverTheHill says...

Are BRAG going to hail this as another good decision? Typical if they do.

Shebby's back in town, make sure you've made the bed properly!
Are BRAG going to hail this as another good decision? Typical if they do. Shebby's back in town, make sure you've made the bed properly! RoverTheHill

2:38pm Tue 19 Mar 13

YorkshireRover85 says...

BBJW!!!

Bring Back John Williams!

Bin off Singh/Shaw/Agnew. Apologise for the way he and many others were ousted and give him complete control over the club.

Only this way will any sort of credibilty be restored.

That said we'll probably end up getting David Walliams!
BBJW!!! Bring Back John Williams! Bin off Singh/Shaw/Agnew. Apologise for the way he and many others were ousted and give him complete control over the club. Only this way will any sort of credibilty be restored. That said we'll probably end up getting David Walliams! YorkshireRover85

2:40pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Iiii1111 says...

The chicken farmers are considering these names....

Colin HEN-dry
EGG-il Olsen
OMLETTE Gunnar Solskjaer


How about Barry FRY?
The chicken farmers are considering these names.... Colin HEN-dry EGG-il Olsen OMLETTE Gunnar Solskjaer How about Barry FRY? Iiii1111

2:43pm Tue 19 Mar 13

merlinrabbit says...

I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club merlinrabbit

2:44pm Tue 19 Mar 13

35yearSurrenderMonkeys says...

I expect Shebby to unvail Jenaid Ali at the next home game. Be careful what you wished for they said
I expect Shebby to unvail Jenaid Ali at the next home game. Be careful what you wished for they said 35yearSurrenderMonkeys

2:45pm Tue 19 Mar 13

lusorover says...

Every time these clowns of owners sack another manager it makes it harder to bring in someone capable of doing the job.

Any manager needs his own squad and his own pre-season to get the job done. If Venkys want instant success they should appoint someone who has a track record and some capability of delivering.

They, and they alone, are responsible for the shambles that our Club has now become. The players must be totally demotivated and the emotional cost to the fans is huge.

For all the worthy intent of the various supporters' groups there is nothing that we can do as fans except sit back and watch this slow-motion car crash.
Every time these clowns of owners sack another manager it makes it harder to bring in someone capable of doing the job. Any manager needs his own squad and his own pre-season to get the job done. If Venkys want instant success they should appoint someone who has a track record and some capability of delivering. They, and they alone, are responsible for the shambles that our Club has now become. The players must be totally demotivated and the emotional cost to the fans is huge. For all the worthy intent of the various supporters' groups there is nothing that we can do as fans except sit back and watch this slow-motion car crash. lusorover

2:46pm Tue 19 Mar 13

benal13 says...

HOW THE HELL IS DUNNY GOING TO GET BACK TO THE DRESSING ROOM NOW THAT HIS DONKEY RIDE HAS BEEN SACKED ????????????
HOW THE HELL IS DUNNY GOING TO GET BACK TO THE DRESSING ROOM NOW THAT HIS DONKEY RIDE HAS BEEN SACKED ???????????? benal13

2:49pm Tue 19 Mar 13

MxMave says...

Another spineless comment from Andy Cryer - you can tell he isnt a Rovers fan.

At the end of the day Appleton was USELESS. If you think time would have changed this you are sorely mistaken.
Bravo to Venkys for weilding the axe on this account. Appleton was probably the worst of the bunch and people like Cryer come out and say " he needs time to build the squad". This is the man that sold our entire attacking threat and flair and brought in players who can't even get into championship teams. Appleton was WEAK. His general attitude and personality were WEAK, his tactics were WEAK and he had NO TRACK RECORD.

Pull your head out of your backside Cryer and realise that Rovers fans and Venkys can't stand by and watch a man make a team perform worse and worse and then claim that he has "21 injured players" when realistically we are missing 2 first teamers. Did you watch any of the recent games at all Mr Cryer? Probably not. If you had, you would see that our performances are the worst i've ever seen at the club. 0 shots on goal is now generally the order of the day over a 90 minuite period. Talking about "snatching a winner" away at the Rebok. Telling your team "dont get thumped by 5 or 6" when your 2-0 down at half time. This is the mentality of a guy who's so far out of his depth its untrue.

I'm still convinced that a half decent manager would be able to make players like Murphy & Rochina play for the TEAM.
Another spineless comment from Andy Cryer - you can tell he isnt a Rovers fan. At the end of the day Appleton was USELESS. If you think time would have changed this you are sorely mistaken. Bravo to Venkys for weilding the axe on this account. Appleton was probably the worst of the bunch and people like Cryer come out and say " he needs time to build the squad". This is the man that sold our entire attacking threat and flair and brought in players who can't even get into championship teams. Appleton was WEAK. His general attitude and personality were WEAK, his tactics were WEAK and he had NO TRACK RECORD. Pull your head out of your backside Cryer and realise that Rovers fans and Venkys can't stand by and watch a man make a team perform worse and worse and then claim that he has "21 injured players" when realistically we are missing 2 first teamers. Did you watch any of the recent games at all Mr Cryer? Probably not. If you had, you would see that our performances are the worst i've ever seen at the club. 0 shots on goal is now generally the order of the day over a 90 minuite period. Talking about "snatching a winner" away at the Rebok. Telling your team "dont get thumped by 5 or 6" when your 2-0 down at half time. This is the mentality of a guy who's so far out of his depth its untrue. I'm still convinced that a half decent manager would be able to make players like Murphy & Rochina play for the TEAM. MxMave

2:49pm Tue 19 Mar 13

edmy says...

To everyone complaining about the latest managerial fiasco, the blame needs to be directed purely at THE VENKY'S. They are the muppets that rushed in and sacked Sam. They are the muppets who appointed Steve Kean, They are the muppets that allowed him to carry on until well after relegation. They allowed Kean to appoint Hendry, They got rid of a board and staff who, until they arrived had done a fantastic job. They appointed Shebby, They appointed Agnew, Shaw and the appointments of BERG & M A. They oversaw the sacking of both managers. They are the ones that have run this club into the ground. No-One else. Lay the blame at their door and their door only. VENKYS OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To everyone complaining about the latest managerial fiasco, the blame needs to be directed purely at THE VENKY'S. They are the muppets that rushed in and sacked Sam. They are the muppets who appointed Steve Kean, They are the muppets that allowed him to carry on until well after relegation. They allowed Kean to appoint Hendry, They got rid of a board and staff who, until they arrived had done a fantastic job. They appointed Shebby, They appointed Agnew, Shaw and the appointments of BERG & M A. They oversaw the sacking of both managers. They are the ones that have run this club into the ground. No-One else. Lay the blame at their door and their door only. VENKYS OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! edmy

2:50pm Tue 19 Mar 13

BRFC0808 says...

No self respecting manager would take the job let alone an experienced one...
i cant stop feeling for the support staff..
wat abt their next job and family...
No self respecting manager would take the job let alone an experienced one... i cant stop feeling for the support staff.. wat abt their next job and family... BRFC0808

2:51pm Tue 19 Mar 13

GodOfNout says...

WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!! GodOfNout

3:02pm Tue 19 Mar 13

BRFC75 says...

Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is
SINGH 1
SHAW/AGNEW 1 .

We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry .

Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour.
But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.
Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is SINGH 1 SHAW/AGNEW 1 . We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry . Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour. But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way. BRFC75

3:02pm Tue 19 Mar 13

French Rover says...

GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
[quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good. French Rover

3:08pm Tue 19 Mar 13

fanny.tickler. says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now... fanny.tickler.

3:10pm Tue 19 Mar 13

johnny rover says...

GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
Seems to be pretty much a consensus that we would all like Shaw, Singh, Agnew out and John Williams reappointed with carte blanche to do as he sees fit. Only blot on John Williams record is that he appointed Paul Ince! Still, we forgive him that one mistake. 3 out of 3 disasterous managerial appointment mistakes takes some beating.

GB's task now much harder than earlier in the season as he's got DJ and Stewart as replacements for Rochina, Vukevich and Formica.
[quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]Seems to be pretty much a consensus that we would all like Shaw, Singh, Agnew out and John Williams reappointed with carte blanche to do as he sees fit. Only blot on John Williams record is that he appointed Paul Ince! Still, we forgive him that one mistake. 3 out of 3 disasterous managerial appointment mistakes takes some beating. GB's task now much harder than earlier in the season as he's got DJ and Stewart as replacements for Rochina, Vukevich and Formica. johnny rover

3:12pm Tue 19 Mar 13

stephenrover says...

To be honest I agree with this decision.

We were playing absolutely woeful football; far worse than what we were seeing under Berg. And the injuries, to my mind, were no excuse.

I think he messed up massively in the transfer window and has paid the price. Anyone could see that the primary target should have been a good CDM. That was overlooked, and our best (except for Rhodes) players were shipped out.
To be honest I agree with this decision. We were playing absolutely woeful football; far worse than what we were seeing under Berg. And the injuries, to my mind, were no excuse. I think he messed up massively in the transfer window and has paid the price. Anyone could see that the primary target should have been a good CDM. That was overlooked, and our best (except for Rhodes) players were shipped out. stephenrover

3:16pm Tue 19 Mar 13

zoomzam says...

It seems quite obvious that Appleton is a draw specialist. At Rovers he tried this and failed miserably as teams scored in the dying minutes. Did Venkys see his record at Blackpool...draws!!R
overs need a manager with some flair to attack.In the Championship you will falter if you keep on defending. Kean was doing a good job prior to being sacked. All the timings of managerial appointments under Venkys have been bad. If Rovers cannot beat the likes of Bolton,.Burnley,Mill
wall...then relegation looms!. Time for sanity to prevail by bringing back the messaih...Mark Hughes!
It seems quite obvious that Appleton is a draw specialist. At Rovers he tried this and failed miserably as teams scored in the dying minutes. Did Venkys see his record at Blackpool...draws!!R overs need a manager with some flair to attack.In the Championship you will falter if you keep on defending. Kean was doing a good job prior to being sacked. All the timings of managerial appointments under Venkys have been bad. If Rovers cannot beat the likes of Bolton,.Burnley,Mill wall...then relegation looms!. Time for sanity to prevail by bringing back the messaih...Mark Hughes! zoomzam

3:21pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Fan@clared says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Very good point indeed. There are and have been other 'farces' if you like with foreign owners and even with the very rich owners like Chelsea and Man City have, what hapens when they get bored with it? I think foreign owners should be made to pay large 'holding' deposit when they buy an English club which they forfeit if they make a mess of the club as judged y the FA.. The FA then retuns this deposit to the club. Problem is is the FA capable of running something along these lines?
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Very good point indeed. There are and have been other 'farces' if you like with foreign owners and even with the very rich owners like Chelsea and Man City have, what hapens when they get bored with it? I think foreign owners should be made to pay large 'holding' deposit when they buy an English club which they forfeit if they make a mess of the club as judged y the FA.. The FA then retuns this deposit to the club. Problem is is the FA capable of running something along these lines? Fan@clared

3:22pm Tue 19 Mar 13

carlmc1 says...

I work in the financial services industry and if the firm I work for, operated in the same way as Venky's the regulator would have been in by now and closed us down.

Given that the owners managed to pass the F A fit and proper, it is about time the fully investigated what is going on here. They are not even remotley like fit and proper the are overseeing what is fast becoming a car crash of a club.

This sort of thing can happen to any club and it about time that the powers that be, started to really look at the rules for fit and proper.

I have a terrible feeling that the club will sink into oblivion before and now HAS to be the time for the fine to really show they owners what we think of them.

Get into em
I work in the financial services industry and if the firm I work for, operated in the same way as Venky's the regulator would have been in by now and closed us down. Given that the owners managed to pass the F A fit and proper, it is about time the fully investigated what is going on here. They are not even remotley like fit and proper the are overseeing what is fast becoming a car crash of a club. This sort of thing can happen to any club and it about time that the powers that be, started to really look at the rules for fit and proper. I have a terrible feeling that the club will sink into oblivion before and now HAS to be the time for the fine to really show they owners what we think of them. Get into em carlmc1

3:23pm Tue 19 Mar 13

eddie the eagle says...

Their was rejoicing when it was thought that Shebby had gone,what doyou think now,he was hiding in the wings waiting his revenge and Shaw is ostracised again.
This cannot go on where one side of management are waitng for the manager to fail just so the others will lose face.Shebby must go Shaw and Agnew must go I don't know who but a football chairman or executive must be apppointed.The murpheys and etuhus of this world world must be moved on,so that a new manager can be appointed free of the dross brought in by KEAN,SHEBBY AND HANS CHRISTIAN.Only then when we look like a professional football club can we move on,but I won't old my breath.
Their was rejoicing when it was thought that Shebby had gone,what doyou think now,he was hiding in the wings waiting his revenge and Shaw is ostracised again. This cannot go on where one side of management are waitng for the manager to fail just so the others will lose face.Shebby must go Shaw and Agnew must go I don't know who but a football chairman or executive must be apppointed.The murpheys and etuhus of this world world must be moved on,so that a new manager can be appointed free of the dross brought in by KEAN,SHEBBY AND HANS CHRISTIAN.Only then when we look like a professional football club can we move on,but I won't old my breath. eddie the eagle

3:23pm Tue 19 Mar 13

dallydally says...

I'm not sure that I agree that Bowyer hasn't a chance of keeping Rovers up. Two reasons; firstly under his last tenure we played 4 won 3 and drew 1. Secondly the players themselves surely won't want the indignation of another demotion? Whenever Tony Parkes filled the vacant position he did well and I think Bowyer will do OK and keep us up. Anything else would mean the end I believe not of Venkys per se but of the club with Administration a probability.
I'm not sure that I agree that Bowyer hasn't a chance of keeping Rovers up. Two reasons; firstly under his last tenure we played 4 won 3 and drew 1. Secondly the players themselves surely won't want the indignation of another demotion? Whenever Tony Parkes filled the vacant position he did well and I think Bowyer will do OK and keep us up. Anything else would mean the end I believe not of Venkys per se but of the club with Administration a probability. dallydally

3:26pm Tue 19 Mar 13

1riversider says...

Regardless of how good or bad Appleton was proving to be, this decision stinks of the pathetic infighting that is going on behind the scenes.

Shabby's choice Berg, sacked by Shaw and Agnew, and now Shaw and Agnew's choice Appleton sacked by Singh!

As I have said too many times, THE THREE STOOGES shouldn't be within a million miles of a football club. CLUELESS MORONS ALL OF THEM.

SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW
Regardless of how good or bad Appleton was proving to be, this decision stinks of the pathetic infighting that is going on behind the scenes. Shabby's choice Berg, sacked by Shaw and Agnew, and now Shaw and Agnew's choice Appleton sacked by Singh! As I have said too many times, THE THREE STOOGES shouldn't be within a million miles of a football club. CLUELESS MORONS ALL OF THEM. SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW 1riversider

3:27pm Tue 19 Mar 13

MxMave says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
What you fail to see FT is that of SK's overall managerial record. Look on wikipedia on your PC (a.k.a. Devil box in Burnley). Unfortuantely managers are judged on more than a 2% spell of thier tenure. Yes we were second when Kean "stepped down", but I would have placed thousands on the fact we would not have reached the playoffs under him.

it's all too easy to say Kean had us in a good position but if you actually went to those early matches - we were playing teams that were TOTALLY afraid of us (e.g. Hull), we were playing mainly bottom half clubs and the performances were TERRIBLE. I distinctly remember walking out of Ewood feeling like we had lost on multiple occasions because we sneaked a cheeky goal and didn't deserve to win at all.
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]What you fail to see FT is that of SK's overall managerial record. Look on wikipedia on your PC (a.k.a. Devil box in Burnley). Unfortuantely managers are judged on more than a 2% spell of thier tenure. Yes we were second when Kean "stepped down", but I would have placed thousands on the fact we would not have reached the playoffs under him. it's all too easy to say Kean had us in a good position but if you actually went to those early matches - we were playing teams that were TOTALLY afraid of us (e.g. Hull), we were playing mainly bottom half clubs and the performances were TERRIBLE. I distinctly remember walking out of Ewood feeling like we had lost on multiple occasions because we sneaked a cheeky goal and didn't deserve to win at all. MxMave

3:30pm Tue 19 Mar 13

mick001 says...

MxMave wrote:
Another spineless comment from Andy Cryer - you can tell he isnt a Rovers fan.

At the end of the day Appleton was USELESS. If you think time would have changed this you are sorely mistaken.
Bravo to Venkys for weilding the axe on this account. Appleton was probably the worst of the bunch and people like Cryer come out and say " he needs time to build the squad". This is the man that sold our entire attacking threat and flair and brought in players who can't even get into championship teams. Appleton was WEAK. His general attitude and personality were WEAK, his tactics were WEAK and he had NO TRACK RECORD.

Pull your head out of your backside Cryer and realise that Rovers fans and Venkys can't stand by and watch a man make a team perform worse and worse and then claim that he has "21 injured players" when realistically we are missing 2 first teamers. Did you watch any of the recent games at all Mr Cryer? Probably not. If you had, you would see that our performances are the worst i've ever seen at the club. 0 shots on goal is now generally the order of the day over a 90 minuite period. Talking about "snatching a winner" away at the Rebok. Telling your team "dont get thumped by 5 or 6" when your 2-0 down at half time. This is the mentality of a guy who's so far out of his depth its untrue.

I'm still convinced that a half decent manager would be able to make players like Murphy & Rochina play for the TEAM.
Here here well said he had to go, arsenal 1 shot, peterbough 3 shots ,millwall 1 shot in 2 games Burnley 2 shots enough is enough.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Another spineless comment from Andy Cryer - you can tell he isnt a Rovers fan. At the end of the day Appleton was USELESS. If you think time would have changed this you are sorely mistaken. Bravo to Venkys for weilding the axe on this account. Appleton was probably the worst of the bunch and people like Cryer come out and say " he needs time to build the squad". This is the man that sold our entire attacking threat and flair and brought in players who can't even get into championship teams. Appleton was WEAK. His general attitude and personality were WEAK, his tactics were WEAK and he had NO TRACK RECORD. Pull your head out of your backside Cryer and realise that Rovers fans and Venkys can't stand by and watch a man make a team perform worse and worse and then claim that he has "21 injured players" when realistically we are missing 2 first teamers. Did you watch any of the recent games at all Mr Cryer? Probably not. If you had, you would see that our performances are the worst i've ever seen at the club. 0 shots on goal is now generally the order of the day over a 90 minuite period. Talking about "snatching a winner" away at the Rebok. Telling your team "dont get thumped by 5 or 6" when your 2-0 down at half time. This is the mentality of a guy who's so far out of his depth its untrue. I'm still convinced that a half decent manager would be able to make players like Murphy & Rochina play for the TEAM.[/p][/quote]Here here well said he had to go, arsenal 1 shot, peterbough 3 shots ,millwall 1 shot in 2 games Burnley 2 shots enough is enough. mick001

3:31pm Tue 19 Mar 13

submin01 says...

Message to the Exc., staff at what used to be Rovers. It's just an empty shell of what was built by people and fans who knew football. The inmates are now running the *********** Don't forget to
turn the lights out when you leave.
Message to the Exc., staff at what used to be Rovers. It's just an empty shell of what was built by people and fans who knew football. The inmates are now running the *********** Don't forget to turn the lights out when you leave. submin01

3:34pm Tue 19 Mar 13

MxMave says...

1riversider wrote:
Regardless of how good or bad Appleton was proving to be, this decision stinks of the pathetic infighting that is going on behind the scenes.

Shabby's choice Berg, sacked by Shaw and Agnew, and now Shaw and Agnew's choice Appleton sacked by Singh!

As I have said too many times, THE THREE STOOGES shouldn't be within a million miles of a football club. CLUELESS MORONS ALL OF THEM.

SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW
Don't be fooled by the media. There is only one person in charge at Ewood and that is Mrs Desai. She decided to sack Berg, she decided to sack Appleton. Whether it was delivered by a certain individual is of no importance.
[quote][p][bold]1riversider[/bold] wrote: Regardless of how good or bad Appleton was proving to be, this decision stinks of the pathetic infighting that is going on behind the scenes. Shabby's choice Berg, sacked by Shaw and Agnew, and now Shaw and Agnew's choice Appleton sacked by Singh! As I have said too many times, THE THREE STOOGES shouldn't be within a million miles of a football club. CLUELESS MORONS ALL OF THEM. SHYSTERS GET OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW[/p][/quote]Don't be fooled by the media. There is only one person in charge at Ewood and that is Mrs Desai. She decided to sack Berg, she decided to sack Appleton. Whether it was delivered by a certain individual is of no importance. MxMave

3:37pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Crow27 says...

I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability!
I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is;
Nigel Adkin
Mark Hughes
Brian McDermott

Thoughts?????????
I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability! I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is; Nigel Adkin Mark Hughes Brian McDermott Thoughts????????? Crow27

3:39pm Tue 19 Mar 13

GAZHAY says...

edmy wrote:
To everyone complaining about the latest managerial fiasco, the blame needs to be directed purely at THE VENKY'S. They are the muppets that rushed in and sacked Sam. They are the muppets who appointed Steve Kean, They are the muppets that allowed him to carry on until well after relegation. They allowed Kean to appoint Hendry, They got rid of a board and staff who, until they arrived had done a fantastic job. They appointed Shebby, They appointed Agnew, Shaw and the appointments of BERG & M A. They oversaw the sacking of both managers. They are the ones that have run this club into the ground. No-One else. Lay the blame at their door and their door only. VENKYS OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Totally agree with everything you have said....but who would buy Blackburn Rovers????? I don't think anybody would invest anything in them unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: To everyone complaining about the latest managerial fiasco, the blame needs to be directed purely at THE VENKY'S. They are the muppets that rushed in and sacked Sam. They are the muppets who appointed Steve Kean, They are the muppets that allowed him to carry on until well after relegation. They allowed Kean to appoint Hendry, They got rid of a board and staff who, until they arrived had done a fantastic job. They appointed Shebby, They appointed Agnew, Shaw and the appointments of BERG & M A. They oversaw the sacking of both managers. They are the ones that have run this club into the ground. No-One else. Lay the blame at their door and their door only. VENKYS OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Totally agree with everything you have said....but who would buy Blackburn Rovers????? I don't think anybody would invest anything in them unfortunately. GAZHAY

3:45pm Tue 19 Mar 13

riversidefan says...

MxMave wrote:
Another spineless comment from Andy Cryer - you can tell he isnt a Rovers fan.

At the end of the day Appleton was USELESS. If you think time would have changed this you are sorely mistaken.
Bravo to Venkys for weilding the axe on this account. Appleton was probably the worst of the bunch and people like Cryer come out and say " he needs time to build the squad". This is the man that sold our entire attacking threat and flair and brought in players who can't even get into championship teams. Appleton was WEAK. His general attitude and personality were WEAK, his tactics were WEAK and he had NO TRACK RECORD.

Pull your head out of your backside Cryer and realise that Rovers fans and Venkys can't stand by and watch a man make a team perform worse and worse and then claim that he has "21 injured players" when realistically we are missing 2 first teamers. Did you watch any of the recent games at all Mr Cryer? Probably not. If you had, you would see that our performances are the worst i've ever seen at the club. 0 shots on goal is now generally the order of the day over a 90 minuite period. Talking about "snatching a winner" away at the Rebok. Telling your team "dont get thumped by 5 or 6" when your 2-0 down at half time. This is the mentality of a guy who's so far out of his depth its untrue.

I'm still convinced that a half decent manager would be able to make players like Murphy & Rochina play for the TEAM.
Can't you make your point without being obnoxious? It's no wonder the reputation of Rovers fans is so low with comments like this.

You were calling for Berg to be sacked before he even had a chance to get any of his own players in. Both Souness and Hughes had difficult starts at Rovers but were given time to bring their own players in and change it around. It's a good thing for Everton that their board stuck by Moyes when he had a bad run early on otherwise they might have ended up like us.

And before you say I'm being an apologist for Appleton, you can go back and see that I was advocating Billy Davis before Appleton's appointment. Let's face facts, Berg and Appleton failed primarily because Kean's signings, including Murphy, are very, very poor.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Another spineless comment from Andy Cryer - you can tell he isnt a Rovers fan. At the end of the day Appleton was USELESS. If you think time would have changed this you are sorely mistaken. Bravo to Venkys for weilding the axe on this account. Appleton was probably the worst of the bunch and people like Cryer come out and say " he needs time to build the squad". This is the man that sold our entire attacking threat and flair and brought in players who can't even get into championship teams. Appleton was WEAK. His general attitude and personality were WEAK, his tactics were WEAK and he had NO TRACK RECORD. Pull your head out of your backside Cryer and realise that Rovers fans and Venkys can't stand by and watch a man make a team perform worse and worse and then claim that he has "21 injured players" when realistically we are missing 2 first teamers. Did you watch any of the recent games at all Mr Cryer? Probably not. If you had, you would see that our performances are the worst i've ever seen at the club. 0 shots on goal is now generally the order of the day over a 90 minuite period. Talking about "snatching a winner" away at the Rebok. Telling your team "dont get thumped by 5 or 6" when your 2-0 down at half time. This is the mentality of a guy who's so far out of his depth its untrue. I'm still convinced that a half decent manager would be able to make players like Murphy & Rochina play for the TEAM.[/p][/quote]Can't you make your point without being obnoxious? It's no wonder the reputation of Rovers fans is so low with comments like this. You were calling for Berg to be sacked before he even had a chance to get any of his own players in. Both Souness and Hughes had difficult starts at Rovers but were given time to bring their own players in and change it around. It's a good thing for Everton that their board stuck by Moyes when he had a bad run early on otherwise they might have ended up like us. And before you say I'm being an apologist for Appleton, you can go back and see that I was advocating Billy Davis before Appleton's appointment. Let's face facts, Berg and Appleton failed primarily because Kean's signings, including Murphy, are very, very poor. riversidefan

3:47pm Tue 19 Mar 13

PpMac says...

Oh well another one bites the dust....c'mon lets face it who is bothered about being a 'laughing stock'..Jezz that title was given and cemented two years ago when it was evident the Manager Kean was taking us down the swanny without a paddle. The quality we had in the team jumped ship if not pushed, the extra fans enjoying watching Rovers went back to watching Man U and Arsenal...the back room staff was cleaned out as expensive and to involved and the Directors box remains very clean!!! Michael Appleton should never have been appointed manager, neither Berg. The care-takers did just that and throughout all 5 appointments this season we are left we going back to the one man who made a positive impact on his 4 games in charge. Lets just see if that impact can be repeated, if not the end is nigh. If so, then another season in the Championship will result in exactly the same bull...
Oh well another one bites the dust....c'mon lets face it who is bothered about being a 'laughing stock'..Jezz that title was given and cemented two years ago when it was evident the Manager Kean was taking us down the swanny without a paddle. The quality we had in the team jumped ship if not pushed, the extra fans enjoying watching Rovers went back to watching Man U and Arsenal...the back room staff was cleaned out as expensive and to involved and the Directors box remains very clean!!! Michael Appleton should never have been appointed manager, neither Berg. The care-takers did just that and throughout all 5 appointments this season we are left we going back to the one man who made a positive impact on his 4 games in charge. Lets just see if that impact can be repeated, if not the end is nigh. If so, then another season in the Championship will result in exactly the same bull... PpMac

3:48pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Bazzer says...

If Rovers were a dog, it would be put down to prevent further misery. I cannot take much more of this. The Bhatti Brothers ride again.
If Rovers were a dog, it would be put down to prevent further misery. I cannot take much more of this. The Bhatti Brothers ride again. Bazzer

3:49pm Tue 19 Mar 13

35yearSurrenderMonkeys says...

Owen Coyle for manager. He has a reputation to mend and it would certainly stoke up the fatherless knuckledraggers. His team at Bolton were doomed when the chairman decided to cash in and sell their best defender to chelsea at christmas. Did they win a game after that? The team that Bolton have now that is largely succesful this year was put together mainly bt Jimmi Krankie so get him down here. He can even bring shergars teeth as his backroom staff.
Owen Coyle for manager. He has a reputation to mend and it would certainly stoke up the fatherless knuckledraggers. His team at Bolton were doomed when the chairman decided to cash in and sell their best defender to chelsea at christmas. Did they win a game after that? The team that Bolton have now that is largely succesful this year was put together mainly bt Jimmi Krankie so get him down here. He can even bring shergars teeth as his backroom staff. 35yearSurrenderMonkeys

3:50pm Tue 19 Mar 13

rhodie110961 says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
What a load of rubbish, that`s like saying whichever team is leading the league after 5 games should automatically be crowned as champions and promoted. People will pi** themselves because it is not their club, and by the way I see the nations favourite and most hard done by ex manager still hasn`t been offered a job by anyone in any league.
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish, that`s like saying whichever team is leading the league after 5 games should automatically be crowned as champions and promoted. People will pi** themselves because it is not their club, and by the way I see the nations favourite and most hard done by ex manager still hasn`t been offered a job by anyone in any league. rhodie110961

3:52pm Tue 19 Mar 13

35yearSurrenderMonkeys says...

Its groundhog day
Its groundhog day 35yearSurrenderMonkeys

3:52pm Tue 19 Mar 13

riversidefan says...

Crow27 wrote:
I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability!
I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is;
Nigel Adkin
Mark Hughes
Brian McDermott

Thoughts?????????
Any of the three listed would be a good choice, but would they risk their reputation knowing the last two managers got sacked after only a few games? Only those managers that have failed elsewhere and are looking for one last chance (or payday) are likely to be interested in taking a job under the Venky's sadly.

The Venky's have had three opportunities to show their ambitions for the club, and each time they've gone for the cheap option. Sadly things could get even worse soon.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability! I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is; Nigel Adkin Mark Hughes Brian McDermott Thoughts?????????[/p][/quote]Any of the three listed would be a good choice, but would they risk their reputation knowing the last two managers got sacked after only a few games? Only those managers that have failed elsewhere and are looking for one last chance (or payday) are likely to be interested in taking a job under the Venky's sadly. The Venky's have had three opportunities to show their ambitions for the club, and each time they've gone for the cheap option. Sadly things could get even worse soon. riversidefan

3:53pm Tue 19 Mar 13

johnny rover says...

Crow27 wrote:
I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability!
I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is;
Nigel Adkin
Mark Hughes
Brian McDermott

Thoughts?????????
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability! I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is; Nigel Adkin Mark Hughes Brian McDermott Thoughts?????????[/p][/quote]Agreed. johnny rover

3:59pm Tue 19 Mar 13

fanny.tickler. says...

MxMave wrote:
fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
What you fail to see FT is that of SK's overall managerial record. Look on wikipedia on your PC (a.k.a. Devil box in Burnley). Unfortuantely managers are judged on more than a 2% spell of thier tenure. Yes we were second when Kean "stepped down", but I would have placed thousands on the fact we would not have reached the playoffs under him.

it's all too easy to say Kean had us in a good position but if you actually went to those early matches - we were playing teams that were TOTALLY afraid of us (e.g. Hull), we were playing mainly bottom half clubs and the performances were TERRIBLE. I distinctly remember walking out of Ewood feeling like we had lost on multiple occasions because we sneaked a cheeky goal and didn't deserve to win at all.
Fair enough. But at least he would have kept you in the Championship, I dread to think what might happen if Paul Ince's Blackpool turn you over. It's looking grim.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]What you fail to see FT is that of SK's overall managerial record. Look on wikipedia on your PC (a.k.a. Devil box in Burnley). Unfortuantely managers are judged on more than a 2% spell of thier tenure. Yes we were second when Kean "stepped down", but I would have placed thousands on the fact we would not have reached the playoffs under him. it's all too easy to say Kean had us in a good position but if you actually went to those early matches - we were playing teams that were TOTALLY afraid of us (e.g. Hull), we were playing mainly bottom half clubs and the performances were TERRIBLE. I distinctly remember walking out of Ewood feeling like we had lost on multiple occasions because we sneaked a cheeky goal and didn't deserve to win at all.[/p][/quote]Fair enough. But at least he would have kept you in the Championship, I dread to think what might happen if Paul Ince's Blackpool turn you over. It's looking grim. fanny.tickler.

4:04pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Ewood 82 says...

Rhodes is programming stadium of light into his sat nav.
Rhodes is programming stadium of light into his sat nav. Ewood 82

4:06pm Tue 19 Mar 13

RespectTheK-Dog says...

BRFC75 wrote:
Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is
SINGH 1
SHAW/AGNEW 1 .

We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry .

Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour.
But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.
One good feature of having two egotistical incompetents running the club is that they can take turns to sack the other's dud managers.

So it's not all bad.
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is SINGH 1 SHAW/AGNEW 1 . We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry . Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour. But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.[/p][/quote]One good feature of having two egotistical incompetents running the club is that they can take turns to sack the other's dud managers. So it's not all bad. RespectTheK-Dog

4:17pm Tue 19 Mar 13

wolsty says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
would be nice? but not to bothered we not got KEAN that's better than lots of things at our club the most hated manager of our time,thank god he's gone only thing is idiots like you keep bringing his name up on here
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]would be nice? but not to bothered we not got KEAN that's better than lots of things at our club the most hated manager of our time,thank god he's gone only thing is idiots like you keep bringing his name up on here wolsty

4:31pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Dublin rover says...

Crow27 wrote:
I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability!
I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is;
Nigel Adkin
Mark Hughes
Brian McDermott

Thoughts?????????
All of the above with di canio. But they need to shift the board and get Williams back sorry beg him to come back and then we might get a good manager and players to sign for us. Leave GB there till the end of the season
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability! I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is; Nigel Adkin Mark Hughes Brian McDermott Thoughts?????????[/p][/quote]All of the above with di canio. But they need to shift the board and get Williams back sorry beg him to come back and then we might get a good manager and players to sign for us. Leave GB there till the end of the season Dublin rover

4:37pm Tue 19 Mar 13

maltese blue n white says...

RespectTheK-Dog wrote:
BRFC75 wrote:
Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is
SINGH 1
SHAW/AGNEW 1 .

We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry .

Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour.
But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.
One good feature of having two egotistical incompetents running the club is that they can take turns to sack the other's dud managers.

So it's not all bad.
Ignore the pr1ck.... he's a Gooner... one of our few wins this season if my memory serves..... Might explain his being on here?
[quote][p][bold]RespectTheK-Dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is SINGH 1 SHAW/AGNEW 1 . We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry . Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour. But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.[/p][/quote]One good feature of having two egotistical incompetents running the club is that they can take turns to sack the other's dud managers. So it's not all bad.[/p][/quote]Ignore the pr1ck.... he's a Gooner... one of our few wins this season if my memory serves..... Might explain his being on here? maltese blue n white

4:40pm Tue 19 Mar 13

1952 rover says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
The chicken farmers are considering these names....

Colin HEN-dry
EGG-il Olsen
OMLETTE Gunnar Solskjaer


How about Barry FRY?
Knob
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: The chicken farmers are considering these names.... Colin HEN-dry EGG-il Olsen OMLETTE Gunnar Solskjaer How about Barry FRY?[/p][/quote]Knob 1952 rover

4:41pm Tue 19 Mar 13

1952 rover says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
go and play with your sister
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]go and play with your sister 1952 rover

5:03pm Tue 19 Mar 13

owd nick says...

Can't really think of anything to say.
Can't really think of anything to say. owd nick

5:03pm Tue 19 Mar 13

hasslem hasslem says...

1952 rover wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
The chicken farmers are considering these names....

Colin HEN-dry
EGG-il Olsen
OMLETTE Gunnar Solskjaer


How about Barry FRY?
Knob
dont be so miserable - if you didn't laugh, you'd cry
[quote][p][bold]1952 rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: The chicken farmers are considering these names.... Colin HEN-dry EGG-il Olsen OMLETTE Gunnar Solskjaer How about Barry FRY?[/p][/quote]Knob[/p][/quote]dont be so miserable - if you didn't laugh, you'd cry hasslem hasslem

5:05pm Tue 19 Mar 13

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer. greenscreener

5:09pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Truth will out says...

Quick question:

Where's Simon Garner and his plane down???

"Going down 4 Ever"

Luv Burnley ****
Quick question: Where's Simon Garner and his plane down??? "Going down 4 Ever" Luv Burnley **** Truth will out

5:10pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Ryanb74 says...

What was that Cryer? A brief sniff of an actual story casually tossed in? Has it been reported before that Black was denied the job full-time because he criticised the squad? If so I'll shut up but this is honestly the first I heard about it.

Feel bad for Appleton - nice guy, but the football tells its own story (dreadful) and it was Dunny rather than his useless tactics that prevented a catastrophe on Sunday.
What was that Cryer? A brief sniff of an actual story casually tossed in? Has it been reported before that Black was denied the job full-time because he criticised the squad? If so I'll shut up but this is honestly the first I heard about it. Feel bad for Appleton - nice guy, but the football tells its own story (dreadful) and it was Dunny rather than his useless tactics that prevented a catastrophe on Sunday. Ryanb74

5:47pm Tue 19 Mar 13

frankandbill says...

Cards on the table: I'm a wanderer.

When we sacked Coyle I did wonder where our respective fortunes would end up. You were riding high in the league and we were struggling and we looked dire. Then we got Friedman on board and the fans were, generally speaking, fairly unimpressed.

Steadily though he has managed to turn things around and it's not out of the question that we might make the play offs.

Why do I say this? Well there are similarities between Appleton and Friedman. Both young/fairly inexperienced for one thing. But the difference is that Friedman wasn't fighting battles to keep the club together in the boardroom and in the dressing room.
In effect Friedman has had the time to develop a style of play and get everyone playing in a decent system - it took time and there were casualties along the way - but gradually things got better.

Appleton didn't have that luxury. His interviews to me were more about the conflict in the boardroom than on the pitch. How can he be expected to unite the dressing room with so much conflict on show from his employers. It must have been impossible for him to get the team all pulling in the same direction - so I feel for Appleton right now.

But the biggest issue in all this is the club itself. Many fans are talking about Adkins or Hughes. Are you serious? Do you really think a talented up and coming manager would touch BRFC right now. Taking that job might earn you a few bob in the short term - but longer term it would be the biggest career limiting move imaginable.

No-one in their right mind will be sending their CV off to Blackburn in the hope of landing the manager job. That's a crisis for BRFC - I don't see good things for you guys in the immediate future. I'm 53 and have hated BRFC for nearly all those years - but right now I just feel a bit sad for you.
Cards on the table: I'm a wanderer. When we sacked Coyle I did wonder where our respective fortunes would end up. You were riding high in the league and we were struggling and we looked dire. Then we got Friedman on board and the fans were, generally speaking, fairly unimpressed. Steadily though he has managed to turn things around and it's not out of the question that we might make the play offs. Why do I say this? Well there are similarities between Appleton and Friedman. Both young/fairly inexperienced for one thing. But the difference is that Friedman wasn't fighting battles to keep the club together in the boardroom and in the dressing room. In effect Friedman has had the time to develop a style of play and get everyone playing in a decent system - it took time and there were casualties along the way - but gradually things got better. Appleton didn't have that luxury. His interviews to me were more about the conflict in the boardroom than on the pitch. How can he be expected to unite the dressing room with so much conflict on show from his employers. It must have been impossible for him to get the team all pulling in the same direction - so I feel for Appleton right now. But the biggest issue in all this is the club itself. Many fans are talking about Adkins or Hughes. Are you serious? Do you really think a talented up and coming manager would touch BRFC right now. Taking that job might earn you a few bob in the short term - but longer term it would be the biggest career limiting move imaginable. No-one in their right mind will be sending their CV off to Blackburn in the hope of landing the manager job. That's a crisis for BRFC - I don't see good things for you guys in the immediate future. I'm 53 and have hated BRFC for nearly all those years - but right now I just feel a bit sad for you. frankandbill

5:54pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Norma_scock says...

Sky Bet - Shebby Singh 16/1 to be next manager, Junaid Ali 20/1. Those are well worth a tenner.

They've stopped taking odds on a fat bloke in a 1995 Rovers shirt being filmed by the football league show on the last day of the season after the final whistle sat in the Jack Walker stand crying with his head in his hands when league 1 football is confirmed for next season.......swiftly followed by a 15 point deduction.
Sky Bet - Shebby Singh 16/1 to be next manager, Junaid Ali 20/1. Those are well worth a tenner. They've stopped taking odds on a fat bloke in a 1995 Rovers shirt being filmed by the football league show on the last day of the season after the final whistle sat in the Jack Walker stand crying with his head in his hands when league 1 football is confirmed for next season.......swiftly followed by a 15 point deduction. Norma_scock

6:23pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Harwoodstblue says...

YorkshireRover85 wrote:
BBJW!!!

Bring Back John Williams!

Bin off Singh/Shaw/Agnew. Apologise for the way he and many others were ousted and give him complete control over the club.

Only this way will any sort of credibilty be restored.

That said we'll probably end up getting David Walliams!
Or Shirley Williams.
[quote][p][bold]YorkshireRover85[/bold] wrote: BBJW!!! Bring Back John Williams! Bin off Singh/Shaw/Agnew. Apologise for the way he and many others were ousted and give him complete control over the club. Only this way will any sort of credibilty be restored. That said we'll probably end up getting David Walliams![/p][/quote]Or Shirley Williams. Harwoodstblue

6:32pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Harwoodstblue says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
Nope..........You can shove Kean right up your @rse. This club is better without him, whatever division we are in. Just had an idea, recommend Kean for your lot when Dyche leaves for a bigger club (like Bournemouth)
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]Nope..........You can shove Kean right up your @rse. This club is better without him, whatever division we are in. Just had an idea, recommend Kean for your lot when Dyche leaves for a bigger club (like Bournemouth) Harwoodstblue

6:34pm Tue 19 Mar 13

burnleyglentoran says...

Agent Singh, Agent Singh, it's The Manager of the Month Award NOT A manager every month award!!!


SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING. IT'S SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
Agent Singh, Agent Singh, it's The Manager of the Month Award NOT A manager every month award!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING. IT'S SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING burnleyglentoran

6:47pm Tue 19 Mar 13

MunchyMike says...

Venky's OUT! go back to Slumbai!
Venky's OUT! go back to Slumbai! MunchyMike

6:49pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Harwoodstblue says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Agent Singh, Agent Singh, it's The Manager of the Month Award NOT A manager every month award!!!


SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING. IT'S SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING
I wondered when you would turd, I mean turn up. Have you got over Sunday now. I would have loved to have seen your sorry dingle face.

34 and still counting.
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Agent Singh, Agent Singh, it's The Manager of the Month Award NOT A manager every month award!!! SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING. IT'S SHEBBY SINGH AND WE'RE GRINNING[/p][/quote]I wondered when you would turd, I mean turn up. Have you got over Sunday now. I would have loved to have seen your sorry dingle face. 34 and still counting. Harwoodstblue

7:05pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Angry From Accrington says...

Finally, Shebby Singh has done something useful and put the woeful Appleton out of his misery. A caring vet would have shot him weeks ago.. It could also have the added bonus of getting rid of the chinless wonders who hired him, or perhaps they have already gone: would anyone have noticed?
Take your time now Venky's. Let Gary Bowyer steer us to safety whilst the headhunters quietly get on with the job of assembling a new board of directors and appoint an experienced manager in time for the July transfer window. In the meantime lets all get behing Gary and help him to turn Appleton's Assylum Seekers into a semblance of a team to keep us up.
Finally, Shebby Singh has done something useful and put the woeful Appleton out of his misery. A caring vet would have shot him weeks ago.. It could also have the added bonus of getting rid of the chinless wonders who hired him, or perhaps they have already gone: would anyone have noticed? Take your time now Venky's. Let Gary Bowyer steer us to safety whilst the headhunters quietly get on with the job of assembling a new board of directors and appoint an experienced manager in time for the July transfer window. In the meantime lets all get behing Gary and help him to turn Appleton's Assylum Seekers into a semblance of a team to keep us up. Angry From Accrington

7:06pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Angry From Accrington says...

And Editorial Farce has become the norm at The Lancashire Evening Telegraph. Cryer Out!!
And Editorial Farce has become the norm at The Lancashire Evening Telegraph. Cryer Out!! Angry From Accrington

7:08pm Tue 19 Mar 13

intothevalley says...

If kean was more realistic in his statements at the beginning , like top six finish ect and will not be relegated would he have been treated better . He did get rhoades the service which berg and voldermoit couldnt do . I know he bought some donkeys , like souness and big sam have done in the past , but brought some young players through , which is always good when it works . What im trying to say is , kean did get a result at old trafford , big sam got hammered . Problem then and now is the advice the owners are given and advice kean was given ! Bring mark hughes in with his back room team and let him sort out how the club should be run . Under him , rovers where professional through and through . Kean came out with crap , hughes was always realistic . Appleton was realistic too but he was never an up and coming manager destined for great things. . Berg was silent at best . My point is , first thing people think of when rovers are mentioned is the abuse kean recieved , then the sacking from venkies . Fans need to take some blame because it became a personal battle between kean and fans and that hurt rovers reputation more . Just my oppinion.
If kean was more realistic in his statements at the beginning , like top six finish ect and will not be relegated would he have been treated better . He did get rhoades the service which berg and voldermoit couldnt do . I know he bought some donkeys , like souness and big sam have done in the past , but brought some young players through , which is always good when it works . What im trying to say is , kean did get a result at old trafford , big sam got hammered . Problem then and now is the advice the owners are given and advice kean was given ! Bring mark hughes in with his back room team and let him sort out how the club should be run . Under him , rovers where professional through and through . Kean came out with crap , hughes was always realistic . Appleton was realistic too but he was never an up and coming manager destined for great things. . Berg was silent at best . My point is , first thing people think of when rovers are mentioned is the abuse kean recieved , then the sacking from venkies . Fans need to take some blame because it became a personal battle between kean and fans and that hurt rovers reputation more . Just my oppinion. intothevalley

7:09pm Tue 19 Mar 13

noddy57 says...

THERE ARE SOME ROVERS FANS WHO WOULD TAKE HUGHES BACK,,LISTEN FORGET THE OLD BOYS, WE NEED TO FRESHEN THINGS UP PRETTY **** QUICK, BOWYER IS OUR ONLY OPTION AT THE MINUTE, BUT IF HE KEEPS US ABOVE THE RELEGATION ZONE THEN ITS JOB DONE, AFTER THAT I DONT MIND ATKINS,,ROBINS,ETC, AT LEAST THEYVE GOT HAIR,,THATS A START,,,
THERE ARE SOME ROVERS FANS WHO WOULD TAKE HUGHES BACK,,LISTEN FORGET THE OLD BOYS, WE NEED TO FRESHEN THINGS UP PRETTY **** QUICK, BOWYER IS OUR ONLY OPTION AT THE MINUTE, BUT IF HE KEEPS US ABOVE THE RELEGATION ZONE THEN ITS JOB DONE, AFTER THAT I DONT MIND ATKINS,,ROBINS,ETC, AT LEAST THEYVE GOT HAIR,,THATS A START,,, noddy57

7:10pm Tue 19 Mar 13

rover-till-dudp says...

Unsurprisingly MA has been sacked. A football managers job is all about results, unfortunately MA did not produce the goods. I am sure all true Rovers fans will feel that what has happened to the club these past 2 years has tested their loyalty and support beyond endurance. Rovers are now faced with a new challenge, the specter of relegation is now a distinct possibility. I would ask truant Rovers fans to put their prejudices for the time being aside, and give Gary Bowyer and the Rovers team their full vocal support by returning to Ewood. Now is not the time to vent our feelings or pick a fight with the Venky’s, Agnew,Shaw etc. What happened in the past is history, it’s the future of Blackburn Rovers that we should be concerned with. I shall be giving my support on the terraces, I ask Rovers fans to JOIN ME.
Unsurprisingly MA has been sacked. A football managers job is all about results, unfortunately MA did not produce the goods. I am sure all true Rovers fans will feel that what has happened to the club these past 2 years has tested their loyalty and support beyond endurance. Rovers are now faced with a new challenge, the specter of relegation is now a distinct possibility. I would ask truant Rovers fans to put their prejudices for the time being aside, and give Gary Bowyer and the Rovers team their full vocal support by returning to Ewood. Now is not the time to vent our feelings or pick a fight with the Venky’s, Agnew,Shaw etc. What happened in the past is history, it’s the future of Blackburn Rovers that we should be concerned with. I shall be giving my support on the terraces, I ask Rovers fans to JOIN ME. rover-till-dudp

7:18pm Tue 19 Mar 13

leitchy says...

I hear jose mourinho is free in the summer...Maybe they have heard he is a good manager??

Venks are losing money at an alarming rate.....so everyone who wants them out just ask yourselves who else would fund it??

So remember without them we would drop even quicker!! Hope they stop listening to Shaw and Shebby and sack them both and bring in a good backroom/boardroom who can get along with each other!
I hear jose mourinho is free in the summer...Maybe they have heard he is a good manager?? Venks are losing money at an alarming rate.....so everyone who wants them out just ask yourselves who else would fund it?? So remember without them we would drop even quicker!! Hope they stop listening to Shaw and Shebby and sack them both and bring in a good backroom/boardroom who can get along with each other! leitchy

7:21pm Tue 19 Mar 13

intothevalley says...

Must be the only that you get a big payoff if your sacked for being crap ! Im crap at my job but they wont pay me 3 years wages if they fire me off . I even signed a contract. So why should managers be treated any differently? Your crap , lost most of the games and on course for relegation . Your doing appleton but i bet your in talks about remainder of your contract because you feel hard done by !!!!!!!!
Must be the only that you get a big payoff if your sacked for being crap ! Im crap at my job but they wont pay me 3 years wages if they fire me off . I even signed a contract. So why should managers be treated any differently? Your crap , lost most of the games and on course for relegation . Your doing appleton but i bet your in talks about remainder of your contract because you feel hard done by !!!!!!!! intothevalley

7:29pm Tue 19 Mar 13

doomchanter says...

I smell relegation.
I smell relegation. doomchanter

7:31pm Tue 19 Mar 13

fragileworld says...

The story at Ewood Park over the last three years would make a gripping
drama for television.Come on you writers its a guaranteed best seller.
The story at Ewood Park over the last three years would make a gripping drama for television.Come on you writers its a guaranteed best seller. fragileworld

7:32pm Tue 19 Mar 13

doctordavros says...

Crow27 wrote:
I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability!
I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is;
Nigel Adkin
Mark Hughes
Brian McDermott

Thoughts?????????
The problem is will them three still be avilable in July.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: I am very happy with this decision. Keep GB in charge til the end of season and let him have stability! I don't think GB will change his mind and suddenly throw his hat in so my preference in order after that is; Nigel Adkin Mark Hughes Brian McDermott Thoughts?????????[/p][/quote]The problem is will them three still be avilable in July. doctordavros

7:50pm Tue 19 Mar 13

ashman says...

merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Totally agree, watched sky sports news for over 2 hours and no mention of BRFC, all they were covering was Michael Owen, and the ones who do say that BRFC is a laughing stock, well thats your opinion and next time you feel like sharing it with anyone remember the line by Dirty Harry - Opinions are like A-Holes.....Everyone
s Got One!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Totally agree, watched sky sports news for over 2 hours and no mention of BRFC, all they were covering was Michael Owen, and the ones who do say that BRFC is a laughing stock, well thats your opinion and next time you feel like sharing it with anyone remember the line by Dirty Harry - Opinions are like A-Holes.....Everyone s Got One!!!!! ashman

7:52pm Tue 19 Mar 13

philmoulden says...

The venkys have prooved they are the most useless owners ever , the only light at the moment is they are not concerned about throwing large sums of cash away . I dont know of ANY other owners who would pay so much on managers contracts and sack em all . steve kean ,feet up with money to burn ,berg now appleton , sh!t managers will be falling over each other to get this job . No wonder appleton jumped ship at blackpool for this job ,work a few weeks and get a fat sum . Then theres all the signings , we must have one of the biggest squads in all the footbll league , ewd third division beckons and their gonna have to do far more funding in the next couple of seasons with so many players and fans long gone so theres only them forking out ,,im sure the money they got from the sell off of our players has long been spent ,ALL THAT FKIN MONEY AND EVERY FAN WOULD GLADLY SH!T ON THEM . Even if venkys where there to see and feel the passion after Dunnys beauty they just would,nt get it .

ps venkys , ALL THEM PLAYERS AND WE ARE STILL WAITING TO SEE PROPER FOOTBALL ,,,,,,,,, YOUR MOVE VENKYS
The venkys have prooved they are the most useless owners ever , the only light at the moment is they are not concerned about throwing large sums of cash away . I dont know of ANY other owners who would pay so much on managers contracts and sack em all . steve kean ,feet up with money to burn ,berg now appleton , sh!t managers will be falling over each other to get this job . No wonder appleton jumped ship at blackpool for this job ,work a few weeks and get a fat sum . Then theres all the signings , we must have one of the biggest squads in all the footbll league , ewd third division beckons and their gonna have to do far more funding in the next couple of seasons with so many players and fans long gone so theres only them forking out ,,im sure the money they got from the sell off of our players has long been spent ,ALL THAT FKIN MONEY AND EVERY FAN WOULD GLADLY SH!T ON THEM . Even if venkys where there to see and feel the passion after Dunnys beauty they just would,nt get it . ps venkys , ALL THEM PLAYERS AND WE ARE STILL WAITING TO SEE PROPER FOOTBALL ,,,,,,,,, YOUR MOVE VENKYS philmoulden

7:58pm Tue 19 Mar 13

philmoulden says...

Question .....
how many players have been bought or sold since the day big sam got sacked?
Question ..... how many players have been bought or sold since the day big sam got sacked? philmoulden

8:04pm Tue 19 Mar 13

PersianRover says...

Maybe now Nunes will get a chance, and Rochina and Formica return.

These 3 in the same team is very exciting. People who can pass and retain the ball to each other.
Maybe now Nunes will get a chance, and Rochina and Formica return. These 3 in the same team is very exciting. People who can pass and retain the ball to each other. PersianRover

8:12pm Tue 19 Mar 13

happiness says...

From today's Keys and Gray show on talk sport. 'Candidates for the next Blackburn job - James Bond, Mr Bean and Tinky Winky'.....After a few months of respite, what with all the recent media discussion and criticism of Chelsea fans protests against Benitez, it's our turn once more....!
From today's Keys and Gray show on talk sport. 'Candidates for the next Blackburn job - James Bond, Mr Bean and Tinky Winky'.....After a few months of respite, what with all the recent media discussion and criticism of Chelsea fans protests against Benitez, it's our turn once more....! happiness

8:17pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Mill Hillian says...

My choice for the next manger at Ewood Park would be Carl Robinson, currently managing League One MK Dons.
My choice for the next manger at Ewood Park would be Carl Robinson, currently managing League One MK Dons. Mill Hillian

8:19pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Rovers33 says...

That really does sum it all up, thank you Andy Cryer. Blackburn Rovers has become a circus that from the outside, to the footballing world, must be very amusing but as a fan it's just devastating, draining to the point of just wanting to wither away. I will continue to support my team, for as long as it continues to exist but the footballing history books will show that a proud heritage stopped at the point Venky's procured the club, the beginning of the end. A point in a proud clubs history that will serve as a warning to the rest of the footballing world. This club is doomed with no way back, it will be remembered and never forgotten. Time to through in the towel....
That really does sum it all up, thank you Andy Cryer. Blackburn Rovers has become a circus that from the outside, to the footballing world, must be very amusing but as a fan it's just devastating, draining to the point of just wanting to wither away. I will continue to support my team, for as long as it continues to exist but the footballing history books will show that a proud heritage stopped at the point Venky's procured the club, the beginning of the end. A point in a proud clubs history that will serve as a warning to the rest of the footballing world. This club is doomed with no way back, it will be remembered and never forgotten. Time to through in the towel.... Rovers33

8:20pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Rovers33 says...

That really does sum it all up, thank you Andy Cryer. Blackburn Rovers has become a circus that from the outside, to the footballing world, must be very amusing but as a fan it's just devastating, draining to the point of just wanting to wither away. I will continue to support my team, for as long as it continues to exist but the footballing history books will show that a proud heritage stopped at the point Venky's procured the club, the beginning of the end. A point in a proud clubs history that will serve as a warning to the rest of the footballing world. This club is doomed with no way back, it will be remembered and never forgotten. Time to through in the towel....
That really does sum it all up, thank you Andy Cryer. Blackburn Rovers has become a circus that from the outside, to the footballing world, must be very amusing but as a fan it's just devastating, draining to the point of just wanting to wither away. I will continue to support my team, for as long as it continues to exist but the footballing history books will show that a proud heritage stopped at the point Venky's procured the club, the beginning of the end. A point in a proud clubs history that will serve as a warning to the rest of the footballing world. This club is doomed with no way back, it will be remembered and never forgotten. Time to through in the towel.... Rovers33

8:59pm Tue 19 Mar 13

RespectTheK-Dog says...

Steve Kean aside, this season's managers haven't been up to scratch,

Shebby Singh seems like a very humble man to me so he'd probably be reluctant to agree to this....but why don't you just appoint Shebby Singh as first team manager?

It's a job he was MADE FOR

SHEBBY SINGH IN
Steve Kean aside, this season's managers haven't been up to scratch, Shebby Singh seems like a very humble man to me so he'd probably be reluctant to agree to this....but why don't you just appoint Shebby Singh as first team manager? It's a job he was MADE FOR SHEBBY SINGH IN RespectTheK-Dog

9:03pm Tue 19 Mar 13

MatthewCA says...

WE need a real MAD manager for this club. eralier is better.
WE need a real MAD manager for this club. eralier is better. MatthewCA

9:03pm Tue 19 Mar 13

MatthewCA says...

I mean MAD = Make A Difference
I mean MAD = Make A Difference MatthewCA

9:06pm Tue 19 Mar 13

goldfinger59 says...

http://www.guardian.
co.uk/football/footb
all-league-blog/2013
/mar/19/michael-appl
eton-blackburn-sacki
ng-venkys
http://www.guardian. co.uk/football/footb all-league-blog/2013 /mar/19/michael-appl eton-blackburn-sacki ng-venkys goldfinger59

9:13pm Tue 19 Mar 13

dansker says...

Souness for the job!
Souness for the job! dansker

9:14pm Tue 19 Mar 13

RespectTheK-Dog says...

maltese blue n white wrote:
RespectTheK-Dog wrote:
BRFC75 wrote:
Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is
SINGH 1
SHAW/AGNEW 1 .

We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry .

Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour.
But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.
One good feature of having two egotistical incompetents running the club is that they can take turns to sack the other's dud managers.

So it's not all bad.
Ignore the pr1ck.... he's a Gooner... one of our few wins this season if my memory serves..... Might explain his being on here?
I think the problems at Blackburn started with Jack Walker

Jack Walker lived in Jersey and he no doubt paid less tax there then he would have had he lived on the mainland.

He blew this extra cash funding his favourite football club. And after a little bit of glory what happened?

THIS!

You see, what he's accidentally done is give you lot ideas above your station.

Now you all seem think you DESERVE to have a good side. You don't. You deserve exactly what you've got. A succession of bald headed, clueless managers whose only skill is to tell lies and talk absolute sh*it.

You can't just BUY success long term. You have to earn it. Where do you lot get off thinking you deserve to be in the big League with the PROPER football clubs? You don't. You need to get real.

You're just a **** pot Northern barnacle of a town. And you're a set of MUGS.

It's the descent from glory to the current sh*it pot status that hurts you the most. And don't try to give it the big one about "34 years" because I can tell you're well gutted.

You see - none of this misery would have happened if Jack had paid his tax. In a way, the reason you are suffering today is because of Jack Walker.

But I can see WHY he went to Jersey I suppose. Who'd want to stay anywhere near Blackburn?
[quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RespectTheK-Dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is SINGH 1 SHAW/AGNEW 1 . We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry . Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour. But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.[/p][/quote]One good feature of having two egotistical incompetents running the club is that they can take turns to sack the other's dud managers. So it's not all bad.[/p][/quote]Ignore the pr1ck.... he's a Gooner... one of our few wins this season if my memory serves..... Might explain his being on here?[/p][/quote]I think the problems at Blackburn started with Jack Walker Jack Walker lived in Jersey and he no doubt paid less tax there then he would have had he lived on the mainland. He blew this extra cash funding his favourite football club. And after a little bit of glory what happened? THIS! You see, what he's accidentally done is give you lot ideas above your station. Now you all seem think you DESERVE to have a good side. You don't. You deserve exactly what you've got. A succession of bald headed, clueless managers whose only skill is to tell lies and talk absolute sh*it. You can't just BUY success long term. You have to earn it. Where do you lot get off thinking you deserve to be in the big League with the PROPER football clubs? You don't. You need to get real. You're just a **** pot Northern barnacle of a town. And you're a set of MUGS. It's the descent from glory to the current sh*it pot status that hurts you the most. And don't try to give it the big one about "34 years" because I can tell you're well gutted. You see - none of this misery would have happened if Jack had paid his tax. In a way, the reason you are suffering today is because of Jack Walker. But I can see WHY he went to Jersey I suppose. Who'd want to stay anywhere near Blackburn? RespectTheK-Dog

9:29pm Tue 19 Mar 13

CARover says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
Nothing SK was a poor manager, followed by another poor manager, followed by, a wannabee manager managed by a poor team of so called managers, "last week I couldn't spell manager now I is one!!!!

**** tickler or **** kisser I think you are one who is afraid to speak up in public, have a nice day Richard
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]Nothing SK was a poor manager, followed by another poor manager, followed by, a wannabee manager managed by a poor team of so called managers, "last week I couldn't spell manager now I is one!!!! **** tickler or **** kisser I think you are one who is afraid to speak up in public, have a nice day Richard CARover

9:38pm Tue 19 Mar 13

indiana patel says...

Appleton is sacked another inept manager hired by that clown Shaw.
Sack Shaw Agnew Hendry and Shebby these clowns have brought nothing but misery to a well run PL club now sinking like a titanic.
BRFC is the laughing stock of English Football.
Bring back John Williams and BRFC needs an experience manager who can guide Rovers back to PL where we belong.
Venkys need to listen to the fans the fans were right all along that the Venkys should put right people in charge of running the club.
Appleton is sacked another inept manager hired by that clown Shaw. Sack Shaw Agnew Hendry and Shebby these clowns have brought nothing but misery to a well run PL club now sinking like a titanic. BRFC is the laughing stock of English Football. Bring back John Williams and BRFC needs an experience manager who can guide Rovers back to PL where we belong. Venkys need to listen to the fans the fans were right all along that the Venkys should put right people in charge of running the club. indiana patel

10:10pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Stone Island: says...

philmoulden wrote:
Question .....
how many players have been bought or sold since the day big sam got sacked?
324
[quote][p][bold]philmoulden[/bold] wrote: Question ..... how many players have been bought or sold since the day big sam got sacked?[/p][/quote]324 Stone Island:

10:14pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Stone Island: says...

Mill Hillian wrote:
My choice for the next manger at Ewood Park would be Carl Robinson, currently managing League One MK Dons.
Do you think we should be setting our sights so high?
[quote][p][bold]Mill Hillian[/bold] wrote: My choice for the next manger at Ewood Park would be Carl Robinson, currently managing League One MK Dons.[/p][/quote]Do you think we should be setting our sights so high? Stone Island:

10:15pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Stone Island: says...

RespectTheK-Dog wrote:
maltese blue n white wrote:
RespectTheK-Dog wrote:
BRFC75 wrote:
Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is
SINGH 1
SHAW/AGNEW 1 .

We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry .

Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour.
But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.
One good feature of having two egotistical incompetents running the club is that they can take turns to sack the other's dud managers.

So it's not all bad.
Ignore the pr1ck.... he's a Gooner... one of our few wins this season if my memory serves..... Might explain his being on here?
I think the problems at Blackburn started with Jack Walker

Jack Walker lived in Jersey and he no doubt paid less tax there then he would have had he lived on the mainland.

He blew this extra cash funding his favourite football club. And after a little bit of glory what happened?

THIS!

You see, what he's accidentally done is give you lot ideas above your station.

Now you all seem think you DESERVE to have a good side. You don't. You deserve exactly what you've got. A succession of bald headed, clueless managers whose only skill is to tell lies and talk absolute sh*it.

You can't just BUY success long term. You have to earn it. Where do you lot get off thinking you deserve to be in the big League with the PROPER football clubs? You don't. You need to get real.

You're just a **** pot Northern barnacle of a town. And you're a set of MUGS.

It's the descent from glory to the current sh*it pot status that hurts you the most. And don't try to give it the big one about "34 years" because I can tell you're well gutted.

You see - none of this misery would have happened if Jack had paid his tax. In a way, the reason you are suffering today is because of Jack Walker.

But I can see WHY he went to Jersey I suppose. Who'd want to stay anywhere near Blackburn?
What a pillock you are.
[quote][p][bold]RespectTheK-Dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maltese blue n white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RespectTheK-Dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Well a comment previously made in another post was , the latest score so far is SINGH 1 SHAW/AGNEW 1 . We have in one yellow cowardly corner Shaw/Agnew and in the other yellow cowardly corner Singh and his new best friend Hendry . Singh was the person that hired Berg that raved about Berg , so where was he ? the day Berg was sacked Singh was taking a bunch of Malaysian journalist on a tour of the faciities at Rovers and was unavailable to sack his choice for manager ? cowardly behaviour. But there was no such lack of commitment for Singh when it came to sacking the manager Shaw /Agnew appointed Michael Appleton , even though Singh had admitted they had never met each other previously , Singh was enthusiastically volunteering to sack Appleton which he did , so this management of ours at Rovers CANNOT sack their own failed people they bring in , but can comfortably and happily sack the people the other camp bring in , It`s impossible to run a FOOTBALL CLUB this way.[/p][/quote]One good feature of having two egotistical incompetents running the club is that they can take turns to sack the other's dud managers. So it's not all bad.[/p][/quote]Ignore the pr1ck.... he's a Gooner... one of our few wins this season if my memory serves..... Might explain his being on here?[/p][/quote]I think the problems at Blackburn started with Jack Walker Jack Walker lived in Jersey and he no doubt paid less tax there then he would have had he lived on the mainland. He blew this extra cash funding his favourite football club. And after a little bit of glory what happened? THIS! You see, what he's accidentally done is give you lot ideas above your station. Now you all seem think you DESERVE to have a good side. You don't. You deserve exactly what you've got. A succession of bald headed, clueless managers whose only skill is to tell lies and talk absolute sh*it. You can't just BUY success long term. You have to earn it. Where do you lot get off thinking you deserve to be in the big League with the PROPER football clubs? You don't. You need to get real. You're just a **** pot Northern barnacle of a town. And you're a set of MUGS. It's the descent from glory to the current sh*it pot status that hurts you the most. And don't try to give it the big one about "34 years" because I can tell you're well gutted. You see - none of this misery would have happened if Jack had paid his tax. In a way, the reason you are suffering today is because of Jack Walker. But I can see WHY he went to Jersey I suppose. Who'd want to stay anywhere near Blackburn?[/p][/quote]What a pillock you are. Stone Island:

10:24pm Tue 19 Mar 13

greenscreener says...

indiana patel wrote:
Appleton is sacked another inept manager hired by that clown Shaw.
Sack Shaw Agnew Hendry and Shebby these clowns have brought nothing but misery to a well run PL club now sinking like a titanic.
BRFC is the laughing stock of English Football.
Bring back John Williams and BRFC needs an experience manager who can guide Rovers back to PL where we belong.
Venkys need to listen to the fans the fans were right all along that the Venkys should put right people in charge of running the club.
If the Venkys listened to the fans they wouldn't still be here.

They are Ignorant when it comes to football and Arrogant when it comes to business.

You only need to look at the quality of people they have hired to see just how poor Venkys judgement is.

That is why football people like John Williams and any self respecting experienced Manager will never join the club while they have control.

Venkys, ignorant and arrogant, I wouldn't even wish them on Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]indiana patel[/bold] wrote: Appleton is sacked another inept manager hired by that clown Shaw. Sack Shaw Agnew Hendry and Shebby these clowns have brought nothing but misery to a well run PL club now sinking like a titanic. BRFC is the laughing stock of English Football. Bring back John Williams and BRFC needs an experience manager who can guide Rovers back to PL where we belong. Venkys need to listen to the fans the fans were right all along that the Venkys should put right people in charge of running the club.[/p][/quote]If the Venkys listened to the fans they wouldn't still be here. They are Ignorant when it comes to football and Arrogant when it comes to business. You only need to look at the quality of people they have hired to see just how poor Venkys judgement is. That is why football people like John Williams and any self respecting experienced Manager will never join the club while they have control. Venkys, ignorant and arrogant, I wouldn't even wish them on Burnley. greenscreener

10:25pm Tue 19 Mar 13

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope..... French Rover

10:33pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Stone Island: says...

leitchy wrote:
I hear jose mourinho is free in the summer...Maybe they have heard he is a good manager??

Venks are losing money at an alarming rate.....so everyone who wants them out just ask yourselves who else would fund it??

So remember without them we would drop even quicker!! Hope they stop listening to Shaw and Shebby and sack them both and bring in a good backroom/boardroom who can get along with each other!
Without venky's we would drop even quicker? GOOD! I'd rather they f*** off right now, even if it meant starting from scratch in the Conference. At least it would be quick, and this nightmare will be over. Because we will end up there under these total incompetents. Why put up with this **** for another few years? I don't know about you, but I can't take much more of this sh*t.

I dread picking up a paper, or turning on the news of a morning, to find out what latest f**** up these utter t***s have made. No, the quicker we get shut of these f******* jokers, the better.

There is one potential stumbling block though. There is another £32m in parachute payments to come yet, so I can't see them going anywhere just yet, unfortunately. One thing is for sure though; the longer they are here, the more damage they will do.
[quote][p][bold]leitchy[/bold] wrote: I hear jose mourinho is free in the summer...Maybe they have heard he is a good manager?? Venks are losing money at an alarming rate.....so everyone who wants them out just ask yourselves who else would fund it?? So remember without them we would drop even quicker!! Hope they stop listening to Shaw and Shebby and sack them both and bring in a good backroom/boardroom who can get along with each other![/p][/quote]Without venky's we would drop even quicker? GOOD! I'd rather they f*** off right now, even if it meant starting from scratch in the Conference. At least it would be quick, and this nightmare will be over. Because we will end up there under these total incompetents. Why put up with this **** for another few years? I don't know about you, but I can't take much more of this sh*t. I dread picking up a paper, or turning on the news of a morning, to find out what latest f**** up these utter t***s have made. No, the quicker we get shut of these f******* jokers, the better. There is one potential stumbling block though. There is another £32m in parachute payments to come yet, so I can't see them going anywhere just yet, unfortunately. One thing is for sure though; the longer they are here, the more damage they will do. Stone Island:

10:42pm Tue 19 Mar 13

intothevalley says...

Has the parachute payment been spent on paying three managers off ?
Has the parachute payment been spent on paying three managers off ? intothevalley

11:06pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Wild Rover says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Aye, Greenscreener, you are right even the optimists like me and FR have had enough, still wont turn into Dingle Dave though but...
the politics and vanity with the owners and their hirelings is killing our club
Depressing indeed
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Aye, Greenscreener, you are right even the optimists like me and FR have had enough, still wont turn into Dingle Dave though but... the politics and vanity with the owners and their hirelings is killing our club Depressing indeed Wild Rover

11:07pm Tue 19 Mar 13

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them.

I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them. I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face. greenscreener

11:19pm Tue 19 Mar 13

whappen says...

intothevalley wrote:
If kean was more realistic in his statements at the beginning , like top six finish ect and will not be relegated would he have been treated better . He did get rhoades the service which berg and voldermoit couldnt do . I know he bought some donkeys , like souness and big sam have done in the past , but brought some young players through , which is always good when it works . What im trying to say is , kean did get a result at old trafford , big sam got hammered . Problem then and now is the advice the owners are given and advice kean was given ! Bring mark hughes in with his back room team and let him sort out how the club should be run . Under him , rovers where professional through and through . Kean came out with crap , hughes was always realistic . Appleton was realistic too but he was never an up and coming manager destined for great things. . Berg was silent at best . My point is , first thing people think of when rovers are mentioned is the abuse kean recieved , then the sacking from venkies . Fans need to take some blame because it became a personal battle between kean and fans and that hurt rovers reputation more . Just my oppinion.
And a seriously flawed one it is.

One selective result from each manager's reign doesn't prove anything; Appleton won at Arsenal remember.

And in answer to your question about Kean being treated better, no, he wouldn't have been.

Kean wasn't sacked, by the way and if you think Mark Hughes would come within a million miles of this disaster of a football club you must be mad. His stock may have fallen but he still has sufficient credibility to get a decent job somewhere, anywhere but here.

No manager worth his salt is going to come and who could blame them?

I don't care how much money they have made on the back of their family business, they have shown without doubt they are nothing more than plain stupid. As if hiring Singh was not bad enough, keeping him in the loop just beggars belief.

Note to Mrs Desai, get that f@cking idiot out of this football club. He is a footballing nobody from a TV show at the @rse end of beyond FFS. Surely, surely you have seen enough to know he can't run a f@cking bath never mind a football club.

As for Shaw, Agnew et al, no f@cking comment.

I wish I could just say sort it out and they would. Problem is, they can't. We are f@cked ladies and gentlemen, completely and utterly f@cked by a bunch of imbeciles without idea one what to do.

Disgraceful........
[quote][p][bold]intothevalley[/bold] wrote: If kean was more realistic in his statements at the beginning , like top six finish ect and will not be relegated would he have been treated better . He did get rhoades the service which berg and voldermoit couldnt do . I know he bought some donkeys , like souness and big sam have done in the past , but brought some young players through , which is always good when it works . What im trying to say is , kean did get a result at old trafford , big sam got hammered . Problem then and now is the advice the owners are given and advice kean was given ! Bring mark hughes in with his back room team and let him sort out how the club should be run . Under him , rovers where professional through and through . Kean came out with crap , hughes was always realistic . Appleton was realistic too but he was never an up and coming manager destined for great things. . Berg was silent at best . My point is , first thing people think of when rovers are mentioned is the abuse kean recieved , then the sacking from venkies . Fans need to take some blame because it became a personal battle between kean and fans and that hurt rovers reputation more . Just my oppinion.[/p][/quote]And a seriously flawed one it is. One selective result from each manager's reign doesn't prove anything; Appleton won at Arsenal remember. And in answer to your question about Kean being treated better, no, he wouldn't have been. Kean wasn't sacked, by the way and if you think Mark Hughes would come within a million miles of this disaster of a football club you must be mad. His stock may have fallen but he still has sufficient credibility to get a decent job somewhere, anywhere but here. No manager worth his salt is going to come and who could blame them? I don't care how much money they have made on the back of their family business, they have shown without doubt they are nothing more than plain stupid. As if hiring Singh was not bad enough, keeping him in the loop just beggars belief. Note to Mrs Desai, get that f@cking idiot out of this football club. He is a footballing nobody from a TV show at the @rse end of beyond FFS. Surely, surely you have seen enough to know he can't run a f@cking bath never mind a football club. As for Shaw, Agnew et al, no f@cking comment. I wish I could just say sort it out and they would. Problem is, they can't. We are f@cked ladies and gentlemen, completely and utterly f@cked by a bunch of imbeciles without idea one what to do. Disgraceful........ whappen

11:28pm Tue 19 Mar 13

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them.

I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.
i agree greenscreener, the money is being burnt and very wastefully, but must be the parachute money and with another 16 million next season then I dont think we the owners are going anywhere soon. I say the only course of action is to take to the owners, be that in London Switzerland or Pune. That IMO is the only way to show them we are serious and only way to shift them.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them. I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.[/p][/quote]i agree greenscreener, the money is being burnt and very wastefully, but must be the parachute money and with another 16 million next season then I dont think we the owners are going anywhere soon. I say the only course of action is to take to the owners, be that in London Switzerland or Pune. That IMO is the only way to show them we are serious and only way to shift them. French Rover

11:34pm Tue 19 Mar 13

greenscreener says...

Wild Rover wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Aye, Greenscreener, you are right even the optimists like me and FR have had enough, still wont turn into Dingle Dave though but...
the politics and vanity with the owners and their hirelings is killing our club
Depressing indeed
Well the one thing I've noticed about Venkys is they always take us by surprise, I've never yet correctly predicted who they would hire or when they would fire, so don't dispair....who knows what will happen next ?

There is one guy who's available and still thinks he's infallible, no not Steve Kean, lets hear it for Pope Benedict !
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Aye, Greenscreener, you are right even the optimists like me and FR have had enough, still wont turn into Dingle Dave though but... the politics and vanity with the owners and their hirelings is killing our club Depressing indeed[/p][/quote]Well the one thing I've noticed about Venkys is they always take us by surprise, I've never yet correctly predicted who they would hire or when they would fire, so don't dispair....who knows what will happen next ? There is one guy who's available and still thinks he's infallible, no not Steve Kean, lets hear it for Pope Benedict ! greenscreener

11:51pm Tue 19 Mar 13

mjp 53 says...

greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them.

I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.
The Lunatics have taken over the Asylum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them. I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.[/p][/quote]The Lunatics have taken over the Asylum!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mjp 53

11:53pm Tue 19 Mar 13

noddy57 says...

All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,
All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore, noddy57

11:57pm Tue 19 Mar 13

RespectTheK-Dog says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Mick McCarthy

.........would be TOO GOOD FOR YOU
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Mick McCarthy .........would be TOO GOOD FOR YOU RespectTheK-Dog

12:33am Wed 20 Mar 13

French Rover says...

Wild Rover wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Aye, Greenscreener, you are right even the optimists like me and FR have had enough, still wont turn into Dingle Dave though but...
the politics and vanity with the owners and their hirelings is killing our club
Depressing indeed
spot on wild rover, even though our optimism has slipped and the reality of relegation beckons - the Rovers will always be our team and never will we share or encourage any of the gloating glutinous garbage that comes from DD...Allez les Bleus!.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Aye, Greenscreener, you are right even the optimists like me and FR have had enough, still wont turn into Dingle Dave though but... the politics and vanity with the owners and their hirelings is killing our club Depressing indeed[/p][/quote]spot on wild rover, even though our optimism has slipped and the reality of relegation beckons - the Rovers will always be our team and never will we share or encourage any of the gloating glutinous garbage that comes from DD...Allez les Bleus!. French Rover

4:15am Wed 20 Mar 13

Roverthere says...

Let's face it our last 3 managers were duck eggs. Now it's Venky's big chance to hatch a winner. Appoint an experienced manager and build for next season. Regarding any relegation, no chance, we will finish higher than the 'won nothing/done nothings' from down the road!
Let's face it our last 3 managers were duck eggs. Now it's Venky's big chance to hatch a winner. Appoint an experienced manager and build for next season. Regarding any relegation, no chance, we will finish higher than the 'won nothing/done nothings' from down the road! Roverthere

7:33am Wed 20 Mar 13

BlueSkies says...

noddy57 wrote:
All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,
"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you!
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,[/p][/quote]"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you! BlueSkies

8:19am Wed 20 Mar 13

whappen says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them. I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.
i agree greenscreener, the money is being burnt and very wastefully, but must be the parachute money and with another 16 million next season then I dont think we the owners are going anywhere soon. I say the only course of action is to take to the owners, be that in London Switzerland or Pune. That IMO is the only way to show them we are serious and only way to shift them.
Can we just clarify one thing? The parachute money is INSTEAD OF the full TV revenue from the PL, it is not IN ADDITION TO it.

There is not £16m lying around. The wage bill will not have reduced much and paying off a manager every couple of months won't help. They've sold all the family silver and spent the proceeds largely on expensive and valueless dross; there will be no transfer profits to save the figures this year as they did last. With about £25m less income from TV alone, the club will be lucky not to lose £30m this year which is unsustainable whichever way you look at it.

The parachute money goes down next season, we will still have players on big contracts and will probably have another half dozen managerial pay offs at this rate; so how long do you think Venkys will foot those kind of bills?

BRSIT's target for buying the club was £10m. Venkys paid about £20m with £23m debt when it was still in the PL with the financial benefits that brings. The debt's still there and the club is bringing in a fraction of what it was when they bought it. With no sign of either improving any time soon, £10m is ways more than it will be worth by this time next year . Who knows, Venkys may cut and run before the sh!t really hits the fan (or should that be fans) if someone came up with that sort of cash now.

They would have a helluva mess to sort out; a very expensive mess at that but this club is only going one way whilst Venkys are in charge and it isn't up.

£10 mill. Any takers?
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them. I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.[/p][/quote]i agree greenscreener, the money is being burnt and very wastefully, but must be the parachute money and with another 16 million next season then I dont think we the owners are going anywhere soon. I say the only course of action is to take to the owners, be that in London Switzerland or Pune. That IMO is the only way to show them we are serious and only way to shift them.[/p][/quote]Can we just clarify one thing? The parachute money is INSTEAD OF the full TV revenue from the PL, it is not IN ADDITION TO it. There is not £16m lying around. The wage bill will not have reduced much and paying off a manager every couple of months won't help. They've sold all the family silver and spent the proceeds largely on expensive and valueless dross; there will be no transfer profits to save the figures this year as they did last. With about £25m less income from TV alone, the club will be lucky not to lose £30m this year which is unsustainable whichever way you look at it. The parachute money goes down next season, we will still have players on big contracts and will probably have another half dozen managerial pay offs at this rate; so how long do you think Venkys will foot those kind of bills? BRSIT's target for buying the club was £10m. Venkys paid about £20m with £23m debt when it was still in the PL with the financial benefits that brings. The debt's still there and the club is bringing in a fraction of what it was when they bought it. With no sign of either improving any time soon, £10m is ways more than it will be worth by this time next year . Who knows, Venkys may cut and run before the sh!t really hits the fan (or should that be fans) if someone came up with that sort of cash now. They would have a helluva mess to sort out; a very expensive mess at that but this club is only going one way whilst Venkys are in charge and it isn't up. £10 mill. Any takers? whappen

8:34am Wed 20 Mar 13

Marconi says...

BlueSkies wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,
"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you!
Could it be a " INDIAN FAKIR" by any chance. Noddy ?. Maybe Venkys are searching the length and breadth of India at this very moment for the very best. At least, being Indian they should have some knowledge about them, and maybe, just maybe, the club will spring back to life.
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,[/p][/quote]"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you![/p][/quote]Could it be a " INDIAN FAKIR" by any chance. Noddy ?. Maybe Venkys are searching the length and breadth of India at this very moment for the very best. At least, being Indian they should have some knowledge about them, and maybe, just maybe, the club will spring back to life. Marconi

9:23am Wed 20 Mar 13

Supernova531 says...

Seems to me that there is only one sensible choice now.

It will address our needs as fans for a manager with a track record and will also allow our owners to continue with their vision of a young up and coming manager.

NIGEL ADKINS!

Cant think of anyone better to steady the ship and he always plays attractive football which Rhodes will reward with goals!

The players have loved his approach at every club where he has served

He is used to finding gems with a limited budgets and he gets teams motivated

COME ON VENKYS FOR ONCE DO THE RIGHT THING!!
Seems to me that there is only one sensible choice now. It will address our needs as fans for a manager with a track record and will also allow our owners to continue with their vision of a young up and coming manager. NIGEL ADKINS! Cant think of anyone better to steady the ship and he always plays attractive football which Rhodes will reward with goals! The players have loved his approach at every club where he has served He is used to finding gems with a limited budgets and he gets teams motivated COME ON VENKYS FOR ONCE DO THE RIGHT THING!! Supernova531

9:26am Wed 20 Mar 13

merlinrabbit says...

Marconi wrote:
BlueSkies wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,
"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you!
Could it be a " INDIAN FAKIR" by any chance. Noddy ?. Maybe Venkys are searching the length and breadth of India at this very moment for the very best. At least, being Indian they should have some knowledge about them, and maybe, just maybe, the club will spring back to life.
I have it on good authority that Respect the K-dog used to have a season ticket in the Jack Walker stand before we were relegated. Just a plastic rovers fan.
[quote][p][bold]Marconi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,[/p][/quote]"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you![/p][/quote]Could it be a " INDIAN FAKIR" by any chance. Noddy ?. Maybe Venkys are searching the length and breadth of India at this very moment for the very best. At least, being Indian they should have some knowledge about them, and maybe, just maybe, the club will spring back to life.[/p][/quote]I have it on good authority that Respect the K-dog used to have a season ticket in the Jack Walker stand before we were relegated. Just a plastic rovers fan. merlinrabbit

9:38am Wed 20 Mar 13

srvp28 says...

Supernova531 wrote:
Seems to me that there is only one sensible choice now.

It will address our needs as fans for a manager with a track record and will also allow our owners to continue with their vision of a young up and coming manager.

NIGEL ADKINS!

Cant think of anyone better to steady the ship and he always plays attractive football which Rhodes will reward with goals!

The players have loved his approach at every club where he has served

He is used to finding gems with a limited budgets and he gets teams motivated

COME ON VENKYS FOR ONCE DO THE RIGHT THING!!
They'd probably go for McDermott over Adkins as, like Venky's previous appointments, he's got a head that looks like an egg.
[quote][p][bold]Supernova531[/bold] wrote: Seems to me that there is only one sensible choice now. It will address our needs as fans for a manager with a track record and will also allow our owners to continue with their vision of a young up and coming manager. NIGEL ADKINS! Cant think of anyone better to steady the ship and he always plays attractive football which Rhodes will reward with goals! The players have loved his approach at every club where he has served He is used to finding gems with a limited budgets and he gets teams motivated COME ON VENKYS FOR ONCE DO THE RIGHT THING!![/p][/quote]They'd probably go for McDermott over Adkins as, like Venky's previous appointments, he's got a head that looks like an egg. srvp28

9:45am Wed 20 Mar 13

srvp28 says...

noddy57 wrote:
All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,
Less than 24 hours after Appleton was dismissed and we've already got someone citing a 'reliable source'. You're not at liberty to divulge anything because you're not in the loop. If you want to prove me wrong then reveal the 'interesting development' before it's released in the press. Otherwise you're just another Glen Mullan.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,[/p][/quote]Less than 24 hours after Appleton was dismissed and we've already got someone citing a 'reliable source'. You're not at liberty to divulge anything because you're not in the loop. If you want to prove me wrong then reveal the 'interesting development' before it's released in the press. Otherwise you're just another Glen Mullan. srvp28

9:47am Wed 20 Mar 13

walshy2866 says...

fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
And this from a pr1ck who supports a team who proudly sing .....no one likes us , we don't care, we are B*****y!
Look at your own clubs image first you thick dingle
[quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]And this from a pr1ck who supports a team who proudly sing .....no one likes us , we don't care, we are B*****y! Look at your own clubs image first you thick dingle walshy2866

9:50am Wed 20 Mar 13

Gravy_train says...

For all those worried about the financial situation, the League Manager's Association have reported that BRFC need to think about actually paying those managers (e.g. Hennig Berg) who are owed monies for terminated contracts BEFORE appointing new management staff. So there's that additional financial resource that has to be accounted for. Oh dear, BRFC, the gift that won't stop giving.

UTC
For all those worried about the financial situation, the League Manager's Association have reported that BRFC need to think about actually paying those managers (e.g. Hennig Berg) who are owed monies for terminated contracts BEFORE appointing new management staff. So there's that additional financial resource that has to be accounted for. Oh dear, BRFC, the gift that won't stop giving. UTC Gravy_train

9:56am Wed 20 Mar 13

Norma_scock says...

walshy2866 wrote:
fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
And this from a pr1ck who supports a team who proudly sing .....no one likes us , we don't care, we are B*****y!
Look at your own clubs image first you thick dingle
The angry pills still not working eh Walshy? I can picture you now stood there in your council house wearing a string vest with a can of Stella in one hand while beating your missus with the other.

Might be time to go back to the therapist I reckon.
[quote][p][bold]walshy2866[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]And this from a pr1ck who supports a team who proudly sing .....no one likes us , we don't care, we are B*****y! Look at your own clubs image first you thick dingle[/p][/quote]The angry pills still not working eh Walshy? I can picture you now stood there in your council house wearing a string vest with a can of Stella in one hand while beating your missus with the other. Might be time to go back to the therapist I reckon. Norma_scock

10:31am Wed 20 Mar 13

Rovers 1495 says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Mill Hillian wrote:
My choice for the next manger at Ewood Park would be Carl Robinson, currently managing League One MK Dons.
Do you think we should be setting our sights so high?
Alan Devonshire, Braintree Town FC
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mill Hillian[/bold] wrote: My choice for the next manger at Ewood Park would be Carl Robinson, currently managing League One MK Dons.[/p][/quote]Do you think we should be setting our sights so high?[/p][/quote]Alan Devonshire, Braintree Town FC Rovers 1495

10:35am Wed 20 Mar 13

benal13 says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote:
WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave.

Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now.

GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap.

He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that.

I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have.

Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
welcome to the real world frenchy ,positive spin dos eventually make you dizzy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]welcome to the real world frenchy ,positive spin dos eventually make you dizzy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! benal13

10:53am Wed 20 Mar 13

Gammon Flap says...

walshy2866 wrote:
fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
And this from a pr1ck who supports a team who proudly sing .....no one likes us , we don't care, we are B*****y!
Look at your own clubs image first you thick dingle
Now lets see..... Burnley FC has an image as a well-run FAMILY club that consitently outperforms the critic's pre-season predictions.

Whereas over at the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club Darwen FC: Sack BFS because of his style of football whilst a comfortable Premier League club, appoint the legend that is Steve Kean, back Kean financially, get relegated, allow Kean to spend money again, then sack him when third in the table, apoint another no-mark, sack him after a few weeks, pinch another no-mark off Blackpool, allow him to spend in the transfer window, sack him after a few weeks, appoint inexperienced caretaker manager until end of season.

Yes, you are right Burnley's reputation is far worse than yours - you deluded horse fingerer.
[quote][p][bold]walshy2866[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]And this from a pr1ck who supports a team who proudly sing .....no one likes us , we don't care, we are B*****y! Look at your own clubs image first you thick dingle[/p][/quote]Now lets see..... Burnley FC has an image as a well-run FAMILY club that consitently outperforms the critic's pre-season predictions. Whereas over at the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club Darwen FC: Sack BFS because of his style of football whilst a comfortable Premier League club, appoint the legend that is Steve Kean, back Kean financially, get relegated, allow Kean to spend money again, then sack him when third in the table, apoint another no-mark, sack him after a few weeks, pinch another no-mark off Blackpool, allow him to spend in the transfer window, sack him after a few weeks, appoint inexperienced caretaker manager until end of season. Yes, you are right Burnley's reputation is far worse than yours - you deluded horse fingerer. Gammon Flap

10:58am Wed 20 Mar 13

merlinrabbit says...

Good pieces in the Independent and Guardian. Unbiased and accurate reporting
Good pieces in the Independent and Guardian. Unbiased and accurate reporting merlinrabbit

11:14am Wed 20 Mar 13

merlinrabbit says...

Gammon Flap wrote:
walshy2866 wrote:
fanny.tickler. wrote:
merlinrabbit wrote:
I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club
Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...
And this from a pr1ck who supports a team who proudly sing .....no one likes us , we don't care, we are B*****y!
Look at your own clubs image first you thick dingle
Now lets see..... Burnley FC has an image as a well-run FAMILY club that consitently outperforms the critic's pre-season predictions.

Whereas over at the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club Darwen FC: Sack BFS because of his style of football whilst a comfortable Premier League club, appoint the legend that is Steve Kean, back Kean financially, get relegated, allow Kean to spend money again, then sack him when third in the table, apoint another no-mark, sack him after a few weeks, pinch another no-mark off Blackpool, allow him to spend in the transfer window, sack him after a few weeks, appoint inexperienced caretaker manager until end of season.

Yes, you are right Burnley's reputation is far worse than yours - you deluded horse fingerer.
Why are you constantly obsessing on here then? Makes no sense. Fans from well run successful clubs aren't obsessively posting desperately bitter messages to fans from another club unless they are borne from deep seated envy. Simply, you are a bunch of simpletons who contradict your own points. You only have to look at the interest in your own clubs news. Zilch. Even bad news about our club is more interesting than your own club and you know it. You prove it on here every day. Burnley is a boring football club. Same season after season and you know it. Your one PL season was just that. You face seasons of the sameness. Yawn yawn. Nobody wants to talk about Burnley, not the nationals, not even if you were under venkys ownership, nobody would be interested, not even the fans are interested. No, you are only interested in the most important club in East Lancashire and still will be if rovers are in the conference. Every message on here from a Burnley fan proves it
[quote][p][bold]Gammon Flap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]walshy2866[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fanny.tickler.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merlinrabbit[/bold] wrote: I dont know why people keep saying its embarrassing or a laughing stock because apart from Burnley fans (and they are all hysterical lunatics) there isnt anybody laughing. Surely the football community should be getting very concerned about foreign ownership. This nightmare can come to any club[/p][/quote]Have a quick look at various news sites on the internet, people are generally p*ssing themselves at the events unfolding down at Ewood. No one likes Blackburn Rovers and this is in part due to the horrific treatment given to Steve Kean. Love him or hate him you were third in the League under Kean, what you lot would give for that now...[/p][/quote]And this from a pr1ck who supports a team who proudly sing .....no one likes us , we don't care, we are B*****y! Look at your own clubs image first you thick dingle[/p][/quote]Now lets see..... Burnley FC has an image as a well-run FAMILY club that consitently outperforms the critic's pre-season predictions. Whereas over at the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club Darwen FC: Sack BFS because of his style of football whilst a comfortable Premier League club, appoint the legend that is Steve Kean, back Kean financially, get relegated, allow Kean to spend money again, then sack him when third in the table, apoint another no-mark, sack him after a few weeks, pinch another no-mark off Blackpool, allow him to spend in the transfer window, sack him after a few weeks, appoint inexperienced caretaker manager until end of season. Yes, you are right Burnley's reputation is far worse than yours - you deluded horse fingerer.[/p][/quote]Why are you constantly obsessing on here then? Makes no sense. Fans from well run successful clubs aren't obsessively posting desperately bitter messages to fans from another club unless they are borne from deep seated envy. Simply, you are a bunch of simpletons who contradict your own points. You only have to look at the interest in your own clubs news. Zilch. Even bad news about our club is more interesting than your own club and you know it. You prove it on here every day. Burnley is a boring football club. Same season after season and you know it. Your one PL season was just that. You face seasons of the sameness. Yawn yawn. Nobody wants to talk about Burnley, not the nationals, not even if you were under venkys ownership, nobody would be interested, not even the fans are interested. No, you are only interested in the most important club in East Lancashire and still will be if rovers are in the conference. Every message on here from a Burnley fan proves it merlinrabbit

12:25pm Wed 20 Mar 13

Deepdale is Laughing says...

Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie.

It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool.

I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's.

I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following.

Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers.

Small town doesn't come into it.
Blackburn and Jack Straw!
You deserve each other.
Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire
Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie. It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool. I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's. I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following. Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers. Small town doesn't come into it. Blackburn and Jack Straw! You deserve each other. Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire Deepdale is Laughing

12:32pm Wed 20 Mar 13

Norma_scock says...

Deepdale is Laughing wrote:
Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie.

It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool.

I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's.

I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following.

Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers.

Small town doesn't come into it.
Blackburn and Jack Straw!
You deserve each other.
Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire
Ouch !

Harsh but very fair words. This opinion is probably echoed throughout the footballing world.

BRFC - the new Millwall.
[quote][p][bold]Deepdale is Laughing[/bold] wrote: Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie. It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool. I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's. I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following. Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers. Small town doesn't come into it. Blackburn and Jack Straw! You deserve each other. Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire[/p][/quote]Ouch ! Harsh but very fair words. This opinion is probably echoed throughout the footballing world. BRFC - the new Millwall. Norma_scock

12:32pm Wed 20 Mar 13

bburnrover says...

The fact is according to the Media Shebby has taken the last 2 months out to sort his legal position out and he left Appleton the letter did not even tell him to his face.The in fighting at the club is wreking things again although it is reported Shebby has not been to Brochall for 2 months I have seen him in Whalley with an Asian guy both wearing training tops with their respective initials embroidered on so the only place they could have been is Brockhall..
The fact is according to the Media Shebby has taken the last 2 months out to sort his legal position out and he left Appleton the letter did not even tell him to his face.The in fighting at the club is wreking things again although it is reported Shebby has not been to Brochall for 2 months I have seen him in Whalley with an Asian guy both wearing training tops with their respective initials embroidered on so the only place they could have been is Brockhall.. bburnrover

12:46pm Wed 20 Mar 13

bburnrover says...

When you look back since the Venkeys took over every decisin they have made should have been the opposite one. They didn't even sack Kean he sacked himself and still got a million quid out of us.
Singh is useless and Shaw and Agnew seem just as poor.We need a complete refurbish and who is going to run the coaching side if they have dismissed all the coaches? Is Bowyer up to the job he doesn't want? I dont think he is but hope he gets lucky if results keep going wrong what do we do?
When you look back since the Venkeys took over every decisin they have made should have been the opposite one. They didn't even sack Kean he sacked himself and still got a million quid out of us. Singh is useless and Shaw and Agnew seem just as poor.We need a complete refurbish and who is going to run the coaching side if they have dismissed all the coaches? Is Bowyer up to the job he doesn't want? I dont think he is but hope he gets lucky if results keep going wrong what do we do? bburnrover

1:53pm Wed 20 Mar 13

French Rover says...

whappen wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
GodOfNout wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!!
kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.
Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.
Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....
Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them. I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.
i agree greenscreener, the money is being burnt and very wastefully, but must be the parachute money and with another 16 million next season then I dont think we the owners are going anywhere soon. I say the only course of action is to take to the owners, be that in London Switzerland or Pune. That IMO is the only way to show them we are serious and only way to shift them.
Can we just clarify one thing? The parachute money is INSTEAD OF the full TV revenue from the PL, it is not IN ADDITION TO it.

There is not £16m lying around. The wage bill will not have reduced much and paying off a manager every couple of months won't help. They've sold all the family silver and spent the proceeds largely on expensive and valueless dross; there will be no transfer profits to save the figures this year as they did last. With about £25m less income from TV alone, the club will be lucky not to lose £30m this year which is unsustainable whichever way you look at it.

The parachute money goes down next season, we will still have players on big contracts and will probably have another half dozen managerial pay offs at this rate; so how long do you think Venkys will foot those kind of bills?

BRSIT's target for buying the club was £10m. Venkys paid about £20m with £23m debt when it was still in the PL with the financial benefits that brings. The debt's still there and the club is bringing in a fraction of what it was when they bought it. With no sign of either improving any time soon, £10m is ways more than it will be worth by this time next year . Who knows, Venkys may cut and run before the sh!t really hits the fan (or should that be fans) if someone came up with that sort of cash now.

They would have a helluva mess to sort out; a very expensive mess at that but this club is only going one way whilst Venkys are in charge and it isn't up.

£10 mill. Any takers?
two things Whappen,
1) yes everyone knows the parachute lolly is to make up for the loss of tv revenue and
2) 10 Million wouldn`t buy the club as the venkys wont accept a rupee less than they paid for it plus the new owners would have to cover/guarantee the 23 million debt also.

The Venkys do cheap when it suits for sure but they wont sell cheap.
[quote][p][bold]whappen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GodOfNout[/bold] wrote: WE NEED JOHN WILLIAMS!!![/p][/quote]kenneth williams would be more likely to come here than john williams....it will be the cheapest available option and that is going to be gary bowyer - and even though he is a thoroughly nice bloke who did well in his temp spell in charge, he really hasn`t a cat in hells chance of keeping us up now and it is disgraceful that the owners have put him in this position. but then `disgraceful` is what our owners are as they lurch from one disaster to another with one final solution - to kill our club off for good.[/p][/quote]Frenchy what the hell is happening, is that far eastern climate getting to you ? I thought I could rely on you to put the positive spin on this but you and Wild Rover are starting to sound like DangerousDave. Lets hope Team GB can steady the ship and give Nigel Adkins time to work out a deal that could see him shape things up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Hi greenscreener, sorry search as much as I can, I can find nothing even remotely positive in even the darkest corner of this mess now. GB is just another stooge being lined-up for failure in the Venky pantomime. Nice guy but just another fall guy and he comes cheap. He did really well during his short spell in the hot seat before but there wasn`t the same pressure on team GB then as there will be now. He has been tasked to keep us in this division and nice chap or not he simply does not have the experience to do that. I cant understand any fans welcoming this-latest turn of events - and when you see so many on here who seem to now be on the same wavelength as dangerously deluded dave and his many alter-egos in celebrating this, then you have to ask yourself have the lunatics taken over the asylum. Sadly I think they have. Especially so seeing that some fans still actually have expectations that Venkys will bring in an experienced manager. Surely they must know that those expectations are beyond belief and beyond hope.....[/p][/quote]Even Venkys must have realised by now that they are totally out of their depth, their ownership has been an unmitigated series of disasters, and nobody of any quality will work with them. I suspect that the current burn rate of 2-3m a month will not be tolerated for another season, I guess one can only hope that somebody offers them way out and buys the club for a nominal, but undisclosed, amount that allows them to save face.[/p][/quote]i agree greenscreener, the money is being burnt and very wastefully, but must be the parachute money and with another 16 million next season then I dont think we the owners are going anywhere soon. I say the only course of action is to take to the owners, be that in London Switzerland or Pune. That IMO is the only way to show them we are serious and only way to shift them.[/p][/quote]Can we just clarify one thing? The parachute money is INSTEAD OF the full TV revenue from the PL, it is not IN ADDITION TO it. There is not £16m lying around. The wage bill will not have reduced much and paying off a manager every couple of months won't help. They've sold all the family silver and spent the proceeds largely on expensive and valueless dross; there will be no transfer profits to save the figures this year as they did last. With about £25m less income from TV alone, the club will be lucky not to lose £30m this year which is unsustainable whichever way you look at it. The parachute money goes down next season, we will still have players on big contracts and will probably have another half dozen managerial pay offs at this rate; so how long do you think Venkys will foot those kind of bills? BRSIT's target for buying the club was £10m. Venkys paid about £20m with £23m debt when it was still in the PL with the financial benefits that brings. The debt's still there and the club is bringing in a fraction of what it was when they bought it. With no sign of either improving any time soon, £10m is ways more than it will be worth by this time next year . Who knows, Venkys may cut and run before the sh!t really hits the fan (or should that be fans) if someone came up with that sort of cash now. They would have a helluva mess to sort out; a very expensive mess at that but this club is only going one way whilst Venkys are in charge and it isn't up. £10 mill. Any takers?[/p][/quote]two things Whappen, 1) yes everyone knows the parachute lolly is to make up for the loss of tv revenue and 2) 10 Million wouldn`t buy the club as the venkys wont accept a rupee less than they paid for it plus the new owners would have to cover/guarantee the 23 million debt also. The Venkys do cheap when it suits for sure but they wont sell cheap. French Rover

2:56pm Wed 20 Mar 13

goldfinger59 says...

Time to get the clowns out of Ewood NOW, come on everyone, boycott every game till they go, nothing else will work and the longer you leave it the worse things will get and we may never ever recover.
Time to get the clowns out of Ewood NOW, come on everyone, boycott every game till they go, nothing else will work and the longer you leave it the worse things will get and we may never ever recover. goldfinger59

3:29pm Wed 20 Mar 13

Stone Island: says...

Deepdale is Laughing wrote:
Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie.

It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool.

I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's.

I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following.

Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers.

Small town doesn't come into it.
Blackburn and Jack Straw!
You deserve each other.
Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire
Who the f*** are Preston? you are almost as insignificant as those bitter Burnley B'stards. In fact I'd almost forgotten that you existed. You're just a small club in Blackpool's shadow.
[quote][p][bold]Deepdale is Laughing[/bold] wrote: Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie. It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool. I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's. I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following. Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers. Small town doesn't come into it. Blackburn and Jack Straw! You deserve each other. Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire[/p][/quote]Who the f*** are Preston? you are almost as insignificant as those bitter Burnley B'stards. In fact I'd almost forgotten that you existed. You're just a small club in Blackpool's shadow. Stone Island:

6:01pm Wed 20 Mar 13

Norma_scock says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Deepdale is Laughing wrote:
Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie.

It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool.

I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's.

I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following.

Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers.

Small town doesn't come into it.
Blackburn and Jack Straw!
You deserve each other.
Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire
Who the f*** are Preston? you are almost as insignificant as those bitter Burnley B'stards. In fact I'd almost forgotten that you existed. You're just a small club in Blackpool's shadow.
Your retort to that just sums up perfectly the point he was making!!!

Trott on horse botherer boy.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deepdale is Laughing[/bold] wrote: Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie. It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool. I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's. I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following. Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers. Small town doesn't come into it. Blackburn and Jack Straw! You deserve each other. Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire[/p][/quote]Who the f*** are Preston? you are almost as insignificant as those bitter Burnley B'stards. In fact I'd almost forgotten that you existed. You're just a small club in Blackpool's shadow.[/p][/quote]Your retort to that just sums up perfectly the point he was making!!! Trott on horse botherer boy. Norma_scock

7:21pm Wed 20 Mar 13

ann1960 says...

Norma_scock wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
Deepdale is Laughing wrote:
Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie.

It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool.

I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's.

I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following.

Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers.

Small town doesn't come into it.
Blackburn and Jack Straw!
You deserve each other.
Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire
Who the f*** are Preston? you are almost as insignificant as those bitter Burnley B'stards. In fact I'd almost forgotten that you existed. You're just a small club in Blackpool's shadow.
Your retort to that just sums up perfectly the point he was making!!!

Trott on horse botherer boy.
absolutely spot on , i could not have said it better, the premier league i a much better place without you plastic fans, and dont try arguing the toss 8500 you really are cr£p
[quote][p][bold]Norma_scock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deepdale is Laughing[/bold] wrote: Please make a my dream come true and dear Lord relegate Rovers. I've hated this bunch since the days of the old 2nd Division with Simon Garner. Chorley v PNE at Ewood Park 1986 FA Cup. Rovers BUYING the 2nd division with Dalglish then BUYING the Premiership. Only to get relegated four seasons later. A peculiar following, where no one goes to away matches south of Birmingham and home matches are only anticipated if a club from Manchester or Liverpool is in town. People you know who say they like Rovers because it's a status symbol that they support a premier Lancashire team, but you know they have not been on Ewood since the days of Shearer and Sutton. And then it was a corporate freebie. It there is one team on planet earth with the worst fans it's Rovers. Rarely travel to away games. Hound their manager at home games with banners. 8500 for a FA Cup 1/4 final. Yet turn out for the camera's when it's a live game on SKY for Man United/Liverpool. I hate Rovers. Going back to the mid 80's. I don't care for Blackpool, Bolton or Burnley. But at least these clubs have a standard and a following. Rovers can rot in hell. I pray they get relegated. It will be the ultimate away match for PNE next season and a nightmare for Rovers. Small town doesn't come into it. Blackburn and Jack Straw! You deserve each other. Along with all the pilgrims in east lancashire[/p][/quote]Who the f*** are Preston? you are almost as insignificant as those bitter Burnley B'stards. In fact I'd almost forgotten that you existed. You're just a small club in Blackpool's shadow.[/p][/quote]Your retort to that just sums up perfectly the point he was making!!! Trott on horse botherer boy.[/p][/quote]absolutely spot on , i could not have said it better, the premier league i a much better place without you plastic fans, and dont try arguing the toss 8500 you really are cr£p ann1960

7:52pm Wed 20 Mar 13

noddy57 says...

BlueSkies wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,
"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you!
thats true but that applies to all football fans l should know l have been 1 for 45 years,at the end of the day real fans only want results for their club regardless of who is in charge,,appleton deserved to be sacked he was garbage,its bad enough being in this division without having to watch total dross,,
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,[/p][/quote]"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you![/p][/quote]thats true but that applies to all football fans l should know l have been 1 for 45 years,at the end of the day real fans only want results for their club regardless of who is in charge,,appleton deserved to be sacked he was garbage,its bad enough being in this division without having to watch total dross,, noddy57

7:58pm Wed 20 Mar 13

noddy57 says...

Marconi wrote:
BlueSkies wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,
"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you!
Could it be a " INDIAN FAKIR" by any chance. Noddy ?. Maybe Venkys are searching the length and breadth of India at this very moment for the very best. At least, being Indian they should have some knowledge about them, and maybe, just maybe, the club will spring back to life.
marconi, who told you ? your not far wrong,
[quote][p][bold]Marconi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: All you fickle folk,,dont write the Rovers off just yet, just heard it from a reliable source there is a very interesting development on the managerial front but its so sensative lm not at liberty to divulge the imminent arrival of a very interesting candidate,,,good night for now,,arte et labore,[/p][/quote]"All you fickle folk"- bit rich coming from you![/p][/quote]Could it be a " INDIAN FAKIR" by any chance. Noddy ?. Maybe Venkys are searching the length and breadth of India at this very moment for the very best. At least, being Indian they should have some knowledge about them, and maybe, just maybe, the club will spring back to life.[/p][/quote]marconi, who told you ? your not far wrong, noddy57

11:32am Thu 21 Mar 13

jibbsarefynny says...

when ever you feel down the jibbs farce will cheer you up lol
when ever you feel down the jibbs farce will cheer you up lol jibbsarefynny

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